Mr World 2016: India's Rohit Khandelwal crowned winner

Rohit Khandelwal is the first Asian to win the title.

Indian model and actor Rohit Khandelwal won the prestigious title of Mr World 2016 during the event held at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre in Southport, UK. He beat 46 other contestants to win the pageant title.

Khandelwal expressed his happiness after the win. He said: "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."

Khandelwal won a cash prize of $50,000 along with the coveted title. Adding on, he also bagged the Multimedia Award.

The first runner-up was Puerto Rico's Fernando Alberto Alvarez Soto and Aldo Esparza Ramirez of Mexico was named the second runner-up. The annual event was hosted by Miss World 2013 Megan Young, former Mr England Jordan Williams and Mr Canada 2012 Frankie Cena.