#WomanCrushWednesday: Priyanka Chopra

#WomanCrushWednesday: Priyanka Chopra

Asian sensation

Text: Vimidamini Haridasan

Bollywood’s ‘it’ girl has crossed the ocean to make her mark in Hollywood

A star back in India, Priyanka Chopra is set to make waves in the United States. Playing the lead character in the new TV show, Quantico, the 32-year-old actress has been garnering praise from her peers and fans the world over. This week, we show some love to the Asian beauty as she basks in the spotlight; with five things you should know about one of Bollywood's finest.

1.   Miss World 2000

Known to her family and friends as 'Pinky', the actress was first and foremost India's representative in the Miss World competition. She joined the likes of Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, and Lara Dutta in winning the crown, and soon followed in Rai's footsteps to make her debut on the silver screen. 

2. Daddy's lil girl

While some may steer clear of the label, the actress went ahead and had it tattooed on her wrist, in case any one had the nerve to forget it. While her father lost his battle to cancer two years ago, she still remembers him with fond instagram posts and remains close to her family.


3.   Foodie in disguise

Her physique leaves the newbies in the industry slightly envious. But when she isn't busy dancing and acting with the best in Hindi cinema or clearing her name over a cover-up in the US TV show, Quantico, the multi-talented woman is indulging in her weakness for junk food. Having professed her love for the sinful indulgence, it seems that she shares a passion for pizza, French fries and candies — we all have a little secret.

4.   She can sing and dance

She doesn't just lip-sync along to the songs in movies. This classically trained singer and dancer even has an EP under her belt. A commercial success, it featured Pitbull and even saw her working with of the Black Eyed Peas. If that isn't impressive enough, Miss-I-can-do-it-all also holds the title for being the only Indian to have been selected at the state level into the National Opus Honour choir when she was residing in the United States.

5.  Beauty, brains and lots of heart

Before she won the crown, as the daughter of physicians in the Indian Army, she had aspired to become a software engineer or a criminal psychologist. As fate would have it, her future was to be one of the most successful Miss India's in history. Using her star status in the country for a good cause, she joined Unicef India as a National Ambassador in 2010 to bring awareness to children's rights.

Catch new episodes of Quantico on AXN every Monday.

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