I must be a really big star if my armpits were covered by world: Priyanka
Priyanka Chopra won the title of the hottest woman of the decade and the only woman to top the Maxim Hot 100 list three times. The actress unveiled the cover of the latest Maxim issue last evening. Photo: Viral Bhayani
At the launch, Priyanka said, "Thank you Maxim... You guys sure know how to make a girl feel special! I've had an amazing experience with Maxim over the years shooting the various covers and I'm very flattered with the titles conferred on me today! Thank you to everyone who's voted for me and also to my parents for sharing some of their extra special genes."
Recently, Maxim India was slammed for retouching Priyanka Chopra's cover shoot picture. The actress put an end to all the speculations by posting a no-filter picture of her underarms.
Priyanka was asked to comment on the recent armpit controversy. She said, "This is the infamous photo. That was my reaction (shared on Twitter). I showed my real....that word is too dirty (armpit). But I must be a big star if my armpits were on CNN America, the way I see it. So yes, my reaction was that - I put a photograph out on Twitter. So you can judge for yourselves."
Priyanka picked up a navy Monisha Jaising outfit and paired it up with Eina Ahluwalia earrings and yellow Dior pumps.
Priyanka Chopra, who has managed to carve a niche for herself in the western showbiz industry with her show "Quantico", said that she wants to break the stereotype about Indian actors in Hollywood and does not just want to be known as "spoof" there.
"Icon is a very tricky word. Icon is a legendary personality despite the success and failure. I haven't reached that far yet...I want to keep a legacy for my children that they can be proud of. I want to spread my footprint across the world. I don't want to be known as a spoof in Hollywood," Priyanka told reporters here at an event.
The "Quantico" star says she wants to break the stereotype about Indian actors in the West. "I want to break the stereotype about Indian actors...we have talent, hence I got a TV show ("Quantico"), film ("Baywatch"). I don't want to be like someone else. I always wanted to grow up and be Priyanka Chopra," she said.
She further added, "You admire qualities of people...I admire lot of people and I imbibe their best qualities. You have to find what is unique about you and the best version of yourself."
After making a mark in Bollywood with her acting skills, the "Fashion" star headed to the West with her single, which got her appreciation. After that, she made a American television debut with 'Quantico'. Now, she is debuting in
Hollywood film "Baywatch".