India’s representative for the world’s biggest and most prestigious international pageant for men, the Mister International pageant has been elected. Twenty two (22)-year-old model and actor, Balaji Murugadoss from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has been proclaimed as the most handsome man of the Indian nation at the nation’s foremost and oldest surviving annual male pageant, the Rubaru Mr India pageant. He was awarded with the title of Audi Goa Rubaru Mr India International 2018 at the grand finale of this extravagant event concluded on March 10, 2018 in at Las Olas Hotel in Goa. Thus, giving him the rights to represent India at the upcoming edition of the prestigious Mister International competition. The pageant was organized by Rubaru Group and Audi Goa was the title sponsor for this year’s Rubaru Mr India pageant. He is the very first Mr India winner from Tamil Nadu. He succeeded last year’s winner, Darasing Khurana, Rubaru Mr India International 2017
Balaji hails from Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. He holds a degree in computer science from the SRM University and is a model and actor by profession. He stands 6 foot tall and has black hair and dark brown eyes. He was one of the crowd favourite candidates to win the Rubaru Mr India pageant this year. He got noticed for his very tall and perfectly well-toned Greek God like physique and extremely magnificent and charming face. He is often cited as one of the most handsome and best looking men hailing from the South of India. Soon, he will be seen representing India at the thirteenth edition of Mister International competition scheduled to take place in coming months. Apart from that, he will also spend the next 12 months attending various fashion and social events.
The Mister International competition is regarded as the biggest and most renowned international pageant for men. The competition is run by Mister International Organization based in Singapore, owned by Alan Sim. In India, the winner of Rubaru Mr India competition shoulders the responsibility of representing the nation at this prominent international pageant for men.
This year’s Rubaru Mr India pageant initiated on March 7, 2018 at the La Vida Residency Suites. Twenty six (26) of the most handsome and talented men from all across the nation participated in this extravagant event. The candidates were judged on various parameters like confidence, communication skills, fitness, personality and many more. During the pageant, the candidates took part in a series of preliminary events like Formal Wear round, Fitness round, individual interviews, Ethnic wear round and talent round to name a few. These pre-pageant events helped in determining the eventual winner of the show.
This was the fifteenth edition of the Rubaru Mr India pageant. On this special occasion, the organizers decided to make the event the most lavish and celebrated one in the pageant’s history. It was for the very first time that the pageant moved to Goa. The Rubaru Group joined hands with Audi Goa as the title sponsor for the event. The pageant commenced on March 7, 2018 at La Vida Residency Suites which was the hospitality partner for this grand event. The Bina Pujani Hair studio performed a special role for this year’s event. They made the 26 already strikingly and effortlessly handsome candidates look even more charming and breath-taking as they did all their makeover and hair during the pageant. The talent round of the pageant took place at the Hope Orphanage in Goa. The candidates performed in front of the little ones and they played a crucial role in determining the eventual winner for that round. Hope Orphanage was also the cause partner for the pageant. Apart from that, the candidates also took part in some charitable activities there. The candidates were seen in exquisite Seema Mehta creations during the preliminary rounds and the grand finale of the event as she was the official wardrobe partner for this year’s Rubaru Mr India pageant. Popular surgeon and celebrity doctor, Dr. Amod Rao was the skin care and wellness expert and conducted a special session with the candidates regarding skin care and nutrition. Wave’s Gym and Norbert were the fitness partner for this year’s pageant and Travel Home was the official transportation partner for the 15th Rubaru Mr India pageant. The candidates were mentored and groomed by two former Rubaru Mr India winners, Akash Chouhary and Siddesh Juvekar. The pageant was exclusively cover by The Neutral View, as the official media partner for the event.
The responsibility of electing the new winner was given to some of the well-known people from the fashion and showbiz industry. They were,
1. Actor, model, reality TV celebrity and Rubaru Mr India 2016, Akash Choudhary. He was also the show director for the pageant.
2. Famous model, celebrity fashion consultant and Rubaru Mr India International 2017, Darasing Khurana.
3. The vice president of the Rubaru Mr India Organization, Pankaj Kharbanda
4. The owner and the founder of the world’s biggest pageant portal and online magazine, Missosology, Pawee Ventura from the Philippines
5. Ace celebrity designer and the founder of the Seema Mehta – Label of Luxury, Seema Mehta
6. Famous aesthetic surgeon and celebrity doctor, Dr Aamod Rao.
7. Famous model and the winner of India’s Next Top Model (Season 3), Riya Subodh.
8. Famous fashion designer and reality TV celebrity, Rohit Verma.
The Rubaru Mr India pageant is India’s most prestigious and oldest surviving annual pageant for men. The pageant was created by the Rubaru Group, founded and headed by Indian entrepreneur and painter, Sandeep Kumar in the year 2004. The Rubaru Group is an NGO and talent promoting organization based in the Northern part of India. The pageant began as a regional modelling competition in the Northern part of India and eventually became the foremost pageant for men in India.