Pakistani chai wala turns fashion wala; bags modeling project from online shopping store

FP Staff

Oct,21 2016 14:32 23 IST

A blue-eyed young 'chai wala' (tea seller) from Pakistan, who became an internet sensation after his photo was posted on Instagram, has now bagged a modelling job.

Retail site fitin.pk has signed on the youngster, Arshad Khan, as a model for an undisclosed amount and his first shoot is already out, Dawn reported on Wednesday.

The online shopping store posted pictures of their new model with the caption "Chai wala no more chai wala he is fashion wala now . Www.fitin.pk sponsor him as a model".

Arshad's pictures have already made it to their website's home page.

His photo was posted by an aspiring photographer, Jiah Ali, on 14 October. It was picked up in the West, including the popular US website Buzzfeed.

One of 18 siblings, Arshad hails from Kohat and has been making tea at Islamabad's Sunday Bazaar for three months. He has never been to school.

According to Dawn, Arshad doesn't know when his photograph was taken or who took it.

The news took Twitter by storm.

With inputs from IANS