SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — In a video on Mr World’s YouTube Channel, Rohit Khandelwal, 26, from Hyderabad says he worked as a technical support assistant at Dell before moving to Mumbai to study business and get into acting.

Khandelwal bested 45 other contestants to win $50,000 at the final in Southport in the U.K., is already Mr. India and said he enjoys spending time with his grandmother and volunteering. He and the other challengers were put through five rounds that sought to test whether they were the world’s most desirable man, organizers of the event wrote in a press release.

The final winner of the male beauty pageant was picked by a panel of judges.

“I still can’t believe that I have won the Mr. World title,” Khandelwal said in a statement. “Being the first Indian ever to win this title internationally makes me immensely proud and ecstatic. It’s a dream come true and am very thankful to the Miss India Organization for giving
me this opportunity and guiding me throughout my exciting journey.”

Fernando Alvarez, 21, of Puerto Rico and Aldo Esparza Ramirez, 26, of Mexico were first and second runners-up in the contest.