Pakistani ‘chai wala’ turns model

Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A blue-eyed young ‘chai wala’ (tea seller) from Pakistan, who became an internet sensation after his photo was posted on Instagram, has got the job of a model.

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

His photo was posted by an aspiring photographer, Jiah Ali, on October 14. 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.



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