So, finally, Priyanka Chopra reclaims her crown! The lady won the title of being the Sexiest Woman in Asia by the globally renowned long-running list in UK based newspaper Eastern Eye for a record-breaking fifth time and dethroned Deepika Padukone, who topped the globally renowned long-running list in UK based newspaper Eastern Eye in 2016.
This rounds off another dream year for the actress, which saw her make incredible strides internationally with the release of debut Hollywood feature Baywatch, another People’s Choice Award for her acclaimed TV serial Quantico and signing further high profile films in the west. She also continued to make strides as a producer and was one of the hottest Indian stars on social media, crossing 20 million followers on Instagram.
In a media statement, Priyanka said, “I cannot actually take credit for this at all. Full credit should be given to my genetics and your optics! Thank you Eastern Eye and to everyone who voted for me to be Asia's Sexiest Woman, for what I'm told is a record breaking number of times! I feel grateful and am humbled. Consistency is key."
Holding the second position is popular TV actress Nia Sharma. Nia is overwhelmed by the news, she expressed her joy and thanked her fans! In a statement, Nia said, “I dare to dream of reaching where Priyanka Chopra is one day. But seeing my name next to her in the list is no less a dream and struck me with a frenzied happiness. What my fans have done, I can’t pay them back in words. They make me feel confident and I feel I exist because of them. Yes it’s a TV girl who is weird, fierce, bizarre, wannabe or whatever names they call her. I owe my fans this joy and want to share it with them despite not being able to digest the development."
Nia took to twitter and shared her joy with Priyanka who is her inspiration. PC also responded promptly to the beauty!
Deepika Padukone acquired the third position in the list followed by Alia Bhatt and Mahira Khan in the fourth and fifth positions respectively. Several other Bollywood beauties claimed their spot in the renowned list.