Tea Seller From Pakistan Becomes Internet Sensation Because Of This Photo

Written by Vanessa Hojda
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On Sunday, Arshad Khan was just another tea seller at a Pakistani market. In less than 48 hours, his life changed drastically thanks to one photograph.

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The story goes like this: a photographer called Jiah Ali posted a picture of Arshad while he worked at his tea stand. She then shared the image on instagram with the caption ‘hot tea’, and it quickly went viral. Thousands of users on twitter flocked to comment on his good looks and piercing blue eyes, making the hashtag #ChaiWala (which means tea seller) trend in Pakistan.

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Only a day later, the hashtag reached London, where it became the third most tweeted about topic. On instagram, the picture gathered over 14,000 likes and over one thousand comments.

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In an interview with Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper, Khan said that he was happy and surprised by the sudden attention. Then, only 48 hours after the picture was posted, he was signed as a model by an online retail company called Fitin.pk.

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Only a day later, the hashtag reached London, where it became the third most tweeted about topic. On instagram, the picture gathered over 14,000 likes and over one thousand comments.

In an interview with Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper, Khan said that he was happy and surprised by the sudden attention. Then, only 48 hours after the picture was posted, he was signed as a model by an online retail company called Fitin.pk.

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