The 35-year-old "Quantico" actor topped the 2017 edition of the popular "50 Sexiest Asian Women" poll by London-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye for a record-breaking fifth time.' She reclaimed the top slot from Deepika Padukone, who had been voted the sexiest Asian in 2016.
The title was given to Priyanka by United Kingdom based newspaper Eastern Eye. Last year's victor Deepika Padukone came in third, the crown princess of Bollywood Alia Bhatt was fourth and popular Pakistani star Mahira Khan was fifth on the list.
Priyanka Chopra told a leading daily about topping the poll, "I can not actually take credit for this at all". Full credit should be given to my genetics and your optic, I feel grateful and am humbled. Taking to Twitter to announce her gratitude for the title, she wrote on the microblogging website, "I should thank my mom and dad for this award". Even more shocking is Indian TV actress and hottie Nia Sharma bagged the number 2 position which led Deepika to survive at number 3. Priyanka Chopra, who is also a native of America through Quantica, is now the "Sexiest Asian Women 2017". The actress shot to fame with her TV show Jamai Raja. However, there was one person for Nia Sharma who made it all the more special for her and it was none other than global desi girl Priyanka Chopra. "I dare to dream of reaching where Priyanka Chopra is one day. Apart from being courageous enough to fly into unknown, professionally she has become a strong symbol of girl power". But seeing my name next to her in the list is no less a dream and struck me with a frenzied happiness. "I owe my fans this joy and want to share it with them despite not being able to digest the development".
Television actress Drashti Dhami took the 6th position and the Tiger Zinda Hai actress Katrina Kaif was on 7th.
The oldest in the list is 54-year-old Sridevi (49), who is one of two editor's choices in the 2017 list.