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Move Over Fawad Khan, A Blue-Eyed Pakistani Chaiwala Is Internet's Latest Crush
(Photo: Instagram/ jiah_ali)
A chaiwala, or tea seller - Arshad Khan, from Islamabad in Pakistan is ruling the Internet for his looks.
Soon after a photo of him went viral on social media platforms, Internet users were smitten by this Khan's 'hot', 'supermodel' features. Many called him Pakistan's 'nuclear weapon'.
Khan came to Internet's notice when a photographer called Jiah Ali posted a photo of him on her Instagram handle after which it went viral on all social media platforms.
Ali was quoted telling The International Business Times (IBT) that she found him in the Itwar Bazaar area of Islamabad during a photo-walk she participated in a few months ago.
"I took his picture during a photowalk I attended a few months back, but shared the post recently on Instagram and someone shared it on other social media platforms after which it went viral," Jiah said.
Soon after the photo went viral, Khan became an Internet sensation and started trending on Twitter in Pakistan with the hashtag #Chaiwala.
While many social media users were smitten by his blue eyes and brooding look, others were in disbelief that a man with his looks could be selling tea and not modelling!
There were thousand of reactions on social media platforms with Internet users calling him 'Pakistan's surgical strike on Indian girls'. Others stated that modelling agencies should quickly sign him lest he should get busy after his overnight fame.
Some joked that he is more famous than Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain.
Here's a quick look at the reactions that the 'chaiwala' from Pakistan garnered.
— Saikat Datta (@saikatd) October 17, 2016
— Divergent (@Neurotic_Romeo) October 17, 2016
At least we can all agree on one thing:
*No Comparison* pic.twitter.com/DXfJQBaqud
— Sir Main Dad (@SirJohnRoe) October 17, 2016
— Sohail Cheema MD (@sohailcheemamd) October 17, 2016
Maybe he will be the Pak PM some day. #ChaiWala
— kaveri (@ikaveri) October 18, 2016
Surely some agency has signed that Pakistani chaiwala already. Model banega ladka ab
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) October 18, 2016
— Zoobia (@itszoobia) October 18, 2016
hope chaiwala gets offered a gig from a designer, a cafe, or a net-savvy brand so this hype around him can at least benefit him in some way.
— Imaan Sheikh (@sheikhimaan) October 18, 2016
— Shruti :) (@shruti_writes) October 17, 2016
Looking at the widespread love that Khan was receiving, Ali decided to back to Itwar Bazaar to figured out his name and tell him he was famous on the Internet.
Khan's first photo that Jiah Ali had posted has over 6,000 likes on Instagram and and is being shared widely on Facebook and Twitter.