Rohit Khandelwal, first Indian to win Mr World title


India’s Rohit Khandelwal is the first Indian to win the Mr World title. Rohit emerged as a winner by competing with 46 contestants from all over the world. The grand finale was held in Southport, UK on July 19. The first runner up is from Puerto Rico while the second is from Mexico.

"I feel so privileged and humbled to be Mr World 2016. I would like to thank all my fans and all the people who have been giving me all their blessings. It is only your love and support that has been my inspiration to win Mr World 2016. It has been an amazing journey to this point, and I cannot wait to see what happens next," Rohit was quoted as saying on Mr World's official website.

Apart from winning the coveted title, Rohit Khandelwal also walked away with a prize of US$ 50,000.

He expressed his disbelief on winning the title. He said, “I still can’t believe that I have won the Mr World title. Being the first Indian ever to win this title internationally makes me immensely proud and ecstatic.”

Designer Nivedita Saboo styled Rohit for the grand finale round. He opted for a tuxedo designed by Nivedita.

Rohit Khandelwal also participated in various sub-titles at the pageant like Mr World Talent, Mr. World Multimedia Award, Mr World Sports Event, Mobstar People’s Choice Awards. He bagged the sub-title of Mr World Multimedia Award.

Hails from Hyderabad, Rohit Khandelwal has worked in TV shows like Pyar Tune Kya Kiya , MTV Big F, Yeh Hai Aashiqui.

Congratulation to Rohit for bring the glory to India!