A young, unknown Pakistani chai wallah has had his lifeturned around by a single photograph. When Jiah Ali first requested a cup of tea from the young Islamabadi, the photographer was stunned by the young man’s striking good looks, particularly his piercing blue eyes.
The tea maker, Arshad Khan, is just eighteen years old. His photograph, showing his skilful tea pouring skills to beat, was captioned with “Hot-tea- you can catch him at itwar bazaar” and instantly rocketed him to fame. With his well-defined features, thick locks of hair and stylish blue shirt to match his eyes, it’s no wonder the teen has caught such attention.
Arshad has now signed a modelling contract with fitin.pk, an online Pakistani store. Fitin.pk said:
“Arshad #chaiwala will be working for Fitin as a model.”
“Chai wala is no more chai wala now he is fashion wala!”