Pakistani chai wala turns fashion wala; bags modeling project from online shopping store
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.
At least we can all agree on one thing:
*No Comparison* pic.twitter.com/DXfJQBaqud
— Sir Main Dad (@SirJohnRoe) October 17, 2016
Crushing over Pakistani chaiwala and not our own famous chaiwala = fully anti national. https://t.co/GQtHBIsyNT
— Veena Venugopal (@veenavenugopal) October 19, 2016
Now that Modi is seen dazzling the world, Pakistan too has to pull out a chaiwala from nowhere and propel him to stupid heights! Copycats. — Roflindian (@Roflindian) October 19, 2016
The Chai Wala who stormed Pakistan recently. 😂 pic.twitter.com/CBYoZJETnN
— Rofl Gandhi 🇮🇳🇵🇰 (@RoflGandhi_) October 18, 2016
With inputs from IANS