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Priyanka Chopra Bags People’s Choice Nom

By Ruchel Louis Coetzee
Posted On Nov 04, 2015
Priyanka Chopra Bags People’s Choice Nom

By: Ruchel Louis Coetzee

Our striking and disarming, Priyanka Chopra, has just made the top five of People’s Choice Awards 2016. Congratulations! After interviewing her for our latest cover on NEW YOU, we agree it is well deserved. Chopra brings her myriad charms to ABC’s Quantico, imbuing the show’s lead character with the same fiery spirit that has consistently driven her to the top. She has learned through hard work and determination to trust her inner voice and construct a life built on true self-esteem. Here is an extract of our in-depth interview that will appear on newsstands November 17th, .  Here Chopra responds to the question about women who lose hope in life.

 

“I don’t believe in hope. I believe in taking charge of your life. I don’t think that we should say, “My life will change and be better.” It’s important to work backwards: Identify what your goal is and work backwards and see what is the route to go from there. I’m not just saying this because I am in a privileged position today. I come from a really small town called Bareilly in India. If I can sit here today doing this interview, talking about an international TV show, and almost 50 Hindi movies behind me, it can happen for anyone. I had major self-esteem issues growing up and was always very nervous and scared as a kid. I was bullied in school. But I got up one day and said, “Enough.” The color of my skin, the hair I have – there are many things about me that may not be conventional. But as soon as I chose to own it and walk out the door wearing confidence, people looked at me differently.”