Jitesh Singh Deo - why do you need to know this name? The Lucknow boy moved to Delhi to finish his graduation from Indraprastha Engineering College and begin a modeling career. Now, at 22 he has successfully bagged the title of Peter England Mr India 2017. Jitesh will be representing India for the Mr World contest in 2020 and was felicitated by Kangana Ranaut in a ceremony on 14th December. “I did not anticipate it but I had some belief in myself. The power of belief motivates you always. I was speechless when my name was announced. I was blank,” he told PTI after winning the title. When asked about his future plans, since he loves to travel, swim and act, he said he wanted to travel to “different parts of India and learn about the rich heritage and culture.”
Thank you so much guys for believing in me. This victory is dedicated to everyone who had faith in my ability to do wonders! Dreams do come true. @missindiaorg #mrindia #MrIndia2017 #mrindiaworld #KanganaRanaut #KangnaRanaut
"Winning this title comes with lot of responsibility. The competition (Mr World) is going to be tougher. Today, I am enjoying the moment but tomorrow onwards, a new journey will begin and I have to work hard," Deo said and has made his intentions pretty clear with the charity work he has been doing along with Mr India's platform.
This was the most amazing and memorable day in the entire journey of Mr. India 2017. We were lucky enough to spend a day at this old age home with these lovely souls that already went through a lot in their lives, and we gave them a reason to smile and feel like family again! It was so heart welming to see their happy and smiling faces! And we were filled with gratitude, playing a part and being a reason for their joy and happiness! The spirits of these souls are high and i would love to visit this place as often as i can! Eternal love and blessings. Thank you @missindiaorg @peterengland @zevenworld
The first runner-up of Peter England Mr India was Abhi Khajuria and the second runner-up was Pavan Rao. The 16 contestants from across the country who competed, were groomed and mentored by Mr. World 2017, Rohit Khandelwal.