Mohit Sharma, the winner of Rubaru Mr India Model International 2017 title created history by becoming the first Indian model to get honoured with the prestigious “Best Asia-Pacific Model” award at this year’s Mister Model International Pageant concluded on March 10, 2018 at James L Knight Centre in Florida, USA. The Mister Model International Pageant is one of the biggest and most anticipated international modelling contests for men in the world.
Apart from winning the Best Asia-Pacific Model award, Mohit also won the Mister Model Social Media award at the pageant. The winner for Social Media award was determined on the basis of the online popularity and social media presence of the model. This also for the very first time that an Indian model has been bestowed with such an honour at the Mister Model International Pageant. Mohit also holds the record of being the only Indian model to have won 2 awards at this extravagant international pageant for men.
Forty (40) international models from all over the world travelled to the USA to take part in this annual fashion event. The pageant was a 3 week-long festival. The models were judged on various parameters like confidence, looks, runway skills, on stage presentation and many more. During the entire course of the event, the candidates took part in pre-pageant events and preliminary sub-competitions like Formal Wear round, National Costume round and Fitness round to name a few.
Mohit Sharma hails from the beautiful city of Shimla and is a fitness trainer and fashion model by profession. He stands 6 foot tall and has black hair and black eyes. He is one of the most successful and well-known male mode hailing from North India. This very charming gentlemen holds a degree in software engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (popularly known as BITS, Pilani in India) and has also worked as a senior software engineer at an Indian MNC in past. His passion for fitness led his way to this glitzy and glamorous world of modelling and ultimately won him the prestigious Rubaru Mr India 2017 competition.
Mohit was proclaimed as Rubaru Mr India Model International 2017 at the grand finale of the Rubaru Mr India 2017 contest held on February 25, 2017 at the Royal Castle, Gurugram. After winning this eminent title, Mohit won the rights to represent India at the the Mister Model International Pageant 2018.
The Rubaru Mr India pageant is India’s biggest and oldest surviving annual male pageant. The pageant was established by the Rubaru Group in year 2004. The pageant began as a regional modelling competition in the Northern part of India and eventually became the foremost pageant for men in India. In the year 2014, the Rubaru Mr India Organization got associated with the Mister Model International Pageant and since then the Rubaru Mr India pageant has been sending India’s representatives to this prestigious international modelling competition, owned by US-based entrepreneur Luis Trujillo. Over the years, the Rubaru Mr India pageant has produced various prominent male models who have made a mark for themselves in this fascinating world of glitz and glamour.
Image source: Rubaru Group and Mister Model International Pageant.