Speaking just after the event a visibly shocked and emotional Anand said: “I was so emotional I was just crying - I phoned my mum, I couldn’t believe it. I still have tears in my eyes, I’m not used to this and I don’t have a script. She was very scared because she heard me seriously crying, I don’t remember what I said I just told her ‘mum I’m number one, number one in Asia… I think you have to buy a new house. It’s the proudest moment in my life… I’m lucky that my heart is in India and my soul is in Thailand.”
It was a night of many changes with two new countries, the Philippines and Cambodia, making the list for the first time. Nahm, which was number 1 in 2014, dropped to seventh place on the list with the crowd audibly shocked.
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