by NEWSNER , 2021-04-10 13:24:25
Tseteej Shiwakoty, a native of Kazi Road in Sikkim‘s capital Gangtok, is that the new Rubaru Mr India 2020-21. The 25-year-old youth is ready to represent India within the Mr Global competition to be held later this year in Bangkok, Thailand.
An alumnus of GD Goenka School in Siliguri, Shiwakoty may be a former Mr Sikkim Manhunt Kanchenjunga winner. He secured the second position within the competition held in 2019.
“I was more inclined towards health and fitness, hoping that it might be a career option within the future. But Mr Sikkim Manhunt in 2019 changed my perspective. Modelling gave me a far better chance to develop and showcase myself. once I was abreast of the ramp presenting myself, I used to be very comfortable,” Shiwakoty, a graduate in health and nutrition from the Institute of Technology and Management, Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
Earlier, the Mr India pageant wont to be organised by Peter England. But since 2018-19, Rubaru has been behind the country’s biggest male pageant that has been held 17 times thus far.
With the new title, Shiwakoty is ready to manoeuvre to Mumbai as he feels he will learn more about the glamour industry there. “Sikkim is growing, but when it involves the glamour industry, it's still behind as compared to others. Mumbai may be a better option on behalf of me, especially once I start preparing for the international competition,” Shiwakoty said.
“Mr India was alleged to happen in April last year. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event got cancelled. For an entire year, the Rubaru team was guiding us, but we couldn't do as we wanted. monthly, we had a task or assignment and it had been like schooling with points being awarded,” Shiwakoty said, recalling about his journey thus far.
Shiwakoty said it had been tough to compete in Mr India. “When I used to be competing in Mr Sikkim, there have been locals around. So, it had been comfortable because the language was an equivalent. But in Mr India, everyone was from a special culture or upbringing. it had been diverse than was the competition. Each of them had positive and negative points. We were the winners from the states, so it had been tough, and that they don’t hand over easily,” he said, adding: “I put during a lot of diligence, there have been some luck and right timing but most vital behaviour. Being humble is extremely important,” he added.