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From tea-maker to model, know how

Arshad who is 18-year-old tea maker from Islamabad, Pakistan has never thought he would be a model someday without any struggle in the modeling industry.

So this tea-seller aka social media’s #ChaiWala have grabbed a modelling contract, thanks to his viral photo. Arshad who has 17 siblings has been signed by fitin. pk, an online store in Pakistan which is all set to launch him as a model.

The social media sensation started when Javeria (Jiah Ali), a Pakistani photographer who credits her work as Jiah’s Photography posted this image on her Instagram account.

pakistani-boyAccording to the photographer, her first two shots of the tea-seller were of him looking down, concentrating on the tea he was making. But the viral moment was captured seconds after he looked up at her.

“He shied away, smiling, as soon as he saw me,” she told BuzzFeed.


Since then, the young man pouring tea has caught the fancy of Internet users on social media.

It was only a matter of time before someone decided to compare Pakistan’s new Internet sensation with the other famous #ChaiWala of India.