BHUBANESWAR: 20-year-old Anwesh Sahoo, who won the Mr. Gay World India (MGWI) title in Mumbai, will represent India at the Mr Gay World to be held in Malta, (Europe) from April 9 to 23, this year.
Anwesh, a native from a small town Kaniha in Odisha, on January 25 won the Mr. Gay World India (MGWI) title in Mumbai and now he will represent India at the Mr Gay World.
A student of IIIT (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology) Delhi, he will be the country’s sole representative at the pageant.
“Almost four years back I finally put an end to months of self-denial, accepted my true self, and assured myself of how I am not here to suffer, I am here to make an impact. MGWI Official has given me the opportunity to live my dream and make a difference. Perhaps the most difficult part of this journey has been waking myself up every morning and telling myself- “My dreams are indeed valid,” said Anwesh in his Facebook post.
Sahoo will be mentored by Sushant Divgikar, national director of MGWI, and a team. Divgikar has represented India at the pageant in 2014 in Rome.
During the India pageant, Sahoo was interviewed by a jury panel. He had to participate in a party, which tested his social skills, there was a component called campaign with a cause and a talent round too.
Sahoo said he was inspired by New Zealand’s Andreas Derleth, Mr. Gay World 2012 winner.
Anvesh is from IIITD(Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology,Delhi) but not from International Institute of Information Technology,Delhi as you mentioned.Please update it “updateodisha”!!!
Thank you very much Saketh. We have updated it. We apologize for the misinformation we had given earlier. We deeply appreciate you taking time to point that to us. Thank you once again.