The winner of Rubaru Mr. India 2016 competition, Prateek Baid will be one of the judges for the 17th edition of Rubaru Mr. India competition. On March 27, 2021, the Rubaru Mr. India organization announced Prateek Baid as one of the judges for the Rubaru Mr. India 2020-2021 competition. Often cited as the biggest male pageant of India – Rubaru Mr. India pageant will take place from April 3 to April 9, 2021 in Goa. The grand finale of the pageant will take place on April 8, 2021 at Hibis Resort in Goa. Along with being a judge, Prateek will also serve as the Ramp Walk and Runway Trainer of the 2020-2021 batch of candidates.
Prateek Baid is regarded as one of the most successful models of Indian origin. He is the first and only Indian model till date who has been honored with the Best International Model award. He also holds the record of winning the Best Model award twice in the same year. In 2016, he created history by becoming the very first Indian delegate to secure a placement at Mister Global competition.
Rubaru Mr. India is the oldest running pageant for men in India. The pageant was created in the year 2004, and is owned by Indian pageant organization and talent promoting agency, Rubaru Group. The winners / top placers of the pageant represent India at some of the biggest and most well established international modelling competitions and beauty pageants across the globe. Ever since the pageant’s inception in the year 2004, it has sent India’s representatives to more than 15 different international pageants. It also holds the record of being associated with the maximum number of international modelling organizations in India. Rubaru Mr. India pageant has produced the maximum number of international award winners in men’s pageantry in India, making it one of the most successful male beauty pageants in the world. The pageant is headed by its founder and president, Sandeep Kumar and Mumbai-based entrepreneur, Pankaj Kharbanda is the current vice-president of the pageant. This year’s pageant will be a combined event for the years 2020 and 2021. At the culmination of the pageant, a new Rubaru Mr. India titleholder will be elected. Along with this, Indian representatives to some of the most well-established international modelling competitions and pageants will also be announced.