India's contestant Rohit Khandelwal won the coveted Mister World 2016 title on 19 July 2016. The grand finale of Mr World 2016 was held at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre in Southport, U.K.
With this, Khandelwal has become the first Indian and Asian to win the Mr World title at the competition.
Mr World 2014 Nicklas Pedersen passed on the title to Khandelwal. He also won a cash prize of 50000 US dollar.
Puerto Rico’s Fernando Alberto Alvarez Soto was named the first runner-up and Aldo Esparza Ramirez of Mexico was named the second runner-up.
Who is Rohit Khandelwal?
• Rohit Khandelwal was born on 19 August 1989 in Hyderabad.
• He graduated from Aurora Degree College.
• He served as ground staff for SpiceJet and technical support assistant at the Dell Computers prior to entering the modelling industry.
• He made his television debut by appearing in the Episode 76 of Yeh Hai Aashiqui, an Indian television series.
• He won Mr India 2015 contest held on 23 July 2015 at Club Royalty in Mumbai.
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Who: Rohit Khandelwal
What: Wins Mister World 2016
When: 19 July 2016