Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra has won the ‘Worlds Sexiest Asian Woman’ crown, according to an on-line survey conducted by a weekly magazine.
Priyanka, 30, defeated reigning champion Kareena Kapoor and three-times winner Katrina Kaif to claim the crown of sexiest Asian woman on the planet this year.
“It has rounded off a dream year for Priyanka, which included a starring role in super-hit film Agneepath, delivering a superb performance in India’s official entry to the Oscars, Barfi and launching an international pop careeralongside chart-topping singer Will.i.am,” the release added.
Clearly delighted with the win, Priyanka said: “I’m hugely flattered. Who wouldn’t want to have a title like this bestowed on them! A big shout out to everyone who voted for me.”
The biggest surprise of 2012 was the number of television actresses from India who entered the list for the first time. ‘Ek Hazaaron Kein Meri Behna Hai’ stars Nia Sharma, who came fifth and Krystle D’Souza on 9th became the first ever TV actresses from India to crack the top 10.
Other Indian television actresses who made the list included Drashti Dhami (12), Sanaya Irani (13), Kritika Kamra (19), Jennifer Winger (21), Yashashtri Masurkar (24) and Asha Negi (32).
Other notable stars in this year’s list include Deepika Padukone landed on the fourth spot, Bipasha Basu on the sixth, Sonam Kapoor on the seventh, Diana Penty (15), and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (16).
The highest placed Pakistani was supermodel turned television personality Mehreen Syed (10) and the highest placed star from the west was once again Hollywood actress Noureen Dewulf (11), who is currently starring alongside Charlie Sheen in hit US sitcom ‘Anger Management’.
Priyanka’s cousin Parineeti Chopra (18), Rani Mukerji (22), Esha Gupta (23), Sussanne Roshan (25), Alia Bhatt (29), Giaa Manek (41) and singer Tasha Tah (47) were also included in the list.