LAHORE: Hailing from Lahore, Hassan Bhatti represented Pakistan in Mr Ocean 2017 and secured a position among the top 15. Contestants from over 60 other countries such as the USA, UK, Japan, India, Canada, Italy, Germany and China were also a part of the pageant. According to Hassan’s supervising company, he represented Pakistan in its true sense and earned fame for the country by participating and proving himself in different criterions of the pageant, which was held in Taiwan this month.
While he has been engaged in preparing for Mr Ocean 2017 since beginning November, the grand finale of the pageant was held this week. Speaking to The Express Tribune, Hassan revealed that it was a proud moment for him to represent Pakistan on a global scale.
Interestingly, he has been offered film projects as well. “After I participated in Mr Pakistan World 2016, I immediately began preparing for Mr Ocean 2017. For this reason, I did not accept any film offers that came my way,” mentioned Hassan. “Now, that people are starting to recognise me through these events, I am keen on making my film debut. Whenever I get a good opportunity, I will take my first step towards showbiz.”
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The budding model was not afraid to admit his deep fondness for acting. “I am very interested in joining the Pakistani film industry. I hope that one day I will be a Lollywood star and work in other film industries as well. I have been dancing and acting since I was a child and luckily, this gives me an upper-hand in talent competitions,” stated Hassan.
Hassan represented the country in Mr Pakistan World 2016 in Canada. Over there, he was associated with a company that groomed young boys with a passion for modelling. It was under the company, Touchgate Global that Hassan participated in his first pageant.
“Taking part in these competitions has boosted my confidence. I have also learnt a lot from my experiences so far so I am hopeful that it will help me in the film industry and possibly even open more doors for me. However, my top priority will always be to represent Pakistan in good taste through my skills,” he said.
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Toughgate Global president, Sonia Ahmed, shared she was impressed with Hassan’s talent. “We were expecting a lot from him as we worked very hard to groom him for these competitions. It’s not easy to compete against 60 other countries. Hassan mesmerised the judges when he performed on a Shehzad Roy song. In the future, we will surely involve him different film projects as well,” she said.
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