The Story of a Tea Vendor Whose Life Changed Drastically After His Photo Became Viral
In 2016, Arshad Khan, a tea vendor on the streets of Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, was going about his day job when his life was turned upside down. He just looked into a stranger’s camera at the right moment and soon became a media sensation. And we are here for our lovely readers, to let you know his story.
We may never know where the beautiful people are hiding.
Photographer Jiah Ali captured a photo of Khan and posted it on social media, where it quickly went viral, with thousands of people sharing and commenting on the photo. People were captivated by his piercing blue eyes and striking good looks. Soon he was receiving offers for photo shoots, TV appearances, and even modeling contracts.
Arshad Khan, aka “Chaiwala,” had no idea that Jiah Ali, a Pakistani photographer, would use him as a male model and launch him into instant stardom. He claims that 50 women have already contacted him at his tea shop in the city’s Itwar Bazaar in just 2 days.
It took just a few hours for him to become a media sensation.
The sudden attention and success were a shock to Khan, who comes from a humble background and who had never imagined that he would become a famous model. But he embraced the opportunity and quickly became one of the most sought-after models in Pakistan.
The first photo of Khan was described as “hot-tea.”
The images captured the imagination of many, and people were eager to know more about this tea seller from Islamabad. This was the moment that changed Arshad’s life forever, propelling him into the limelight and opening up new opportunities for him.
The popularity of the images led to Arshad Khan becoming an overnight sensation, and he quickly rose to fame. Fitin.pk, an online shopping site based in Islamabad, signed him for a modeling campaign, where he modeled menswear for the online shopping site. The company used the pictures of Arshad in its advertising, with a message that read: “Chai wala is not more chai wala now he is fashion wala!”
Mr. Khan stated in a TV interview that he only recently joined the tea stall and that his family has lived in Islamabad for the past 25 years. The social media sites Instagram and Twitter, he claimed, were unknown to him.
Photographer Ali, who posted the fateful picture got candid: “I was very surprised when it got famous — to me, it was a normal casual post!” Ms. Ali, a media graduate who works as an event and wedding photographer in Islamabad, expressed her happiness for Mr. Khan: “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 be exploited by greedy people.”
He’s there to serve as an example for everyone who needs it.
Since then, Khan has continued to model and has become a public figure, inspiring others with his rags-to-riches story and his positive attitude. He continues to remind people that anything is possible with hard work and determination.