Aditya Khurana from India was crowned Man of the World at the end of the 4th edition of pageant, held on June 18, 2022, at Baguio Convention Center in Baguio City, Philippines. He bested 23 other contestants to take home the crown and to succeed Jin Kyu Kim, Man of the World 2019.
During the question and answer portion, he was asked to respond to a quote from Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai “With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.”
“If you have the true knowledge of whom to follow and whom not to, that is where education will lead you to. If you get the knowledge of whom to follow and whom not to, you will never get into terrorism,” he said. “Terrorism is nothing but just a mindset which has gone in the wrong way. You missed the self-belief, you go in a different way. Believe in yourself, choose your path wisely, and yes, do have education before you choose it,” he added. His response to the question was lauded for its witty approach that eventually got him victory.
The new Man of the World winner was born and raised in Pune, Maharashtra, India in a middle-class family. He completes his education at a Private high school & then enrolled at a Private college. He is an actor, a singer, a model, and a content creator. He is also seen in the Indian short film Love X Society which is direct by Pushpendra Singh.
The 2022 Man of the World’s court includes
1st runner-up – Vladimir Grand (Ukraine)
2nd runner-up – Nadim El Zein (Philippines)
3rd runner-up – Tjardo Vollema (Netherlands)
4th runner-up – Nguyen Huu Anh (Vietnam)