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Handsome ChaiWala tea seller starts modelling in online company

Handsome ChaiWala tea seller starts modelling in online company. He trending across social media.

A handsome “chai wala” (tea seller) in Pakistan see his life change overnight after a picture of him at work swept the internet.

Arshad Khan, 18, photographed pouring tea at Islamabad’s Sunday Bazaar by photographer Javeria Ali.

Handsome ChaiWala tea seller starts modelling in online company.

Handsome ChaiWala tea seller starts modelling in online company.

Thousands of lovestruck Twitter users quickly shared the picture, swooning over his piercing eyes.

And #ChaiWala began trending across social media. Days later, Mr Khan shot his first modelling campaign.

Fitin.pk, an online shopping site based in Islamabad, rushed to sign Mr Khan up and is already using pictures of him modelling menswear.

A message on its website and Facebook page reads: “Chai wala is not more chai wala now he is fashion wala!”

In an interview with local TV news, Mr Khan said his family had lived in Islamabad for the last 25 years.

And that he joined the tea stall a few months ago. He said he hadn’t heard of the social media platforms Instagram or Twitter.

Photographer Ms Ali, who posted the fateful picture on 14 October, anticipated the global response, writing simply: “Hot-tea” and signing off with a wink.

She told “I very surprised when it got famous – to me it a normal casual post!”

Ms Ali, a recent media graduate who photographs weddings and events in Islamabad, said she  delighted for Mr Khan.

Handsome ChaiWala tea seller starts modelling in online company.

“I’m very happy for him, he deserves this. He’s a really nice kid. I just hope he can handle the fame and not  exploited by greedy people.

Handsome ChaiWala starts modelling in online company

He has been working at the tea stall for the past three months.

He also said, “I have been told I have beautiful eyes by many girls but nothing ever happened. Since my picture has gone viral. I realise that I am famous now.”

He doesn’t remember who took his picture though but seems quite elated that he’s getting so much attention.

Arshad shares he has 17 siblings and is an avid fan of Hollywood movies and wouldn’t mind working for one.