There is always a great story behind great success! This statement fits aptly into life of Priyanka Chopra, Miss World 2000. From becoming Miss World to one of the highest paid Bollywood Actress, Priyanka has come a long way. But that journey wasn’t easy!
Did you know that she aspired to become a psychiatrist and software engineer once? But her life took a big turn when her parents filled the form of Miss India without intimating her. At the tender age of 18, Priyanka beat 94 contestants around the globe and became the fifth Indian to claim the Miss World title. She was also honoured with Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty—Asia & Oceania Title at the same.
At the age of 13, in Massachusetts, she participated in several theatre productions and studied Western classical music, choral singing and Kathak dance. She was the only Indian in her class to have been selected at the state level for the National Opus Honour Choir. At the age of 16, she won the local “May Queen” beauty pageant.
In Miss World 2000 when she was asked “What she hoped to achieve through the contest and who was the person living today she admired the most.” Priyanka answered that she would use the contest as a “platform to influence people’s thoughts and actions” and to second she answered:”I admire Mother Teresa from the bottom of my heart for being so passionate and kind – giving up her life to put smiles on people’s faces.”
In addition to acting in films, she participates in stage shows, has hosted a reality show on television, and has written columns for newspapers. She released her first music album “In My City” in 2012 and second single “Exotic” debuted in 2013, and charted in countries such as the United States and Canada.
She was especially close to her father, who passed away in June 2013. In 2012 she got a tattoo reading “Daddy’s lil girl”, in his handwriting.
She was appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010. In 2006 she became World’s Sexiest Asian Woman conducted by Eastern Eye. In 2009, she won Style Diva of Year conducted by eBay. In 2009 she won Most Desirable Women held by India Times. In 2011, she won India’s Best Dressed woman Award. She won Hottest Girl Of the Year by Maxim in 2012. She won Most Influential Indian in the Social Media Circuit conducted by Pinstorm. She was honoured with World’s Sexiest Asian Woman title, conducted by Eastern Eye in 2013 and 2014. She was also honoured with Ambassador of Beauty and Substance title by Femina Miss India.
She has won more than 130 awards for her various films, the most highly praised remains- Fashion, Mary Kom, Barfi!, Aitraaz and Kaminey.
She is really one of the most precious gem that India is proud to behold and cherish. We love you Priyanka! You are a STAR in real sense