She got back her tag from Deepika Padukone who was on the top in 2016 but this time Deepika stands on the 3rd position. The 35-year-old actress topped the 2017 edition of coveted "50 Sexiest Asian Women" poll conducted by a London-based newspaper Eastern Eye for the fifth time. She also took to Instagram to give due credits to her fans (and genes) and said: Apart from being an A-list star, the "Sexiest Asian Woman" and making continuous waves in Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra is also one of the hottest Indian stars on social media, and has recently crossed 20 million followers on Instagram.
Having got the laurel, the joyful and proud Priyanka remarked, "I can not take credit for this at all". She added, "I feel grateful and am humbled".
Although Priyanka Chopra isn't looking forward to much of Bollywood next year, the actress continues with the third season of her popular crime drama "Quantico" in 2018. "Consistency is key", said Priyanka Chopra.
In the list, TV actress Nia Sharma acquired the second spot while the "Bajirao Mastani" star Deepika Padukone was on the third position.
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From being crowned as the Miss World to now becoming Asia's Sexiest Woman, Priyanka Chopra has earned a name not just for her elegance and beauty but also for her acting chops internationally. "I owe my fans this joy and want to share it with them despite not being able to digest the development", she said in a press release.
Alia Bhatt and Mahira Khan feature on fourth and fifth spots respectively.
The top 10 of the list does see a number of high profile absentees, though Katrina Kaif (7) and Shraddha Kapoor (8) do make the grade. "Being sexy or lovely for me is really just being comfortable in your own skin".
"Momina has a heavenly voice and looks to match, but, more than that, she has opened up debate on important issues like woman empowerment, cyber bullying and mental illness". The rest of the names will be released on Friday along with the full list.