However, this means that the actress has dethroned the 2016 victor of the poll, actress - friend, Deepika Padukone this year. The lady won the title of being the Sexiest Woman in Asia by the globally renowned long-running list in United Kingdom based newspaper Eastern Eye for a record-breaking fifth time and dethroned Deepika Padukone, who topped the globally renowned long-running list in United Kingdom based newspaper Eastern Eye in 2016.
Eastern Eye entertainment editor and founder of the "50 Sexiest Asian Women" list Asjad Nazir described Chopra as the ideal mix of "beauty, brains, bravery and a kind heart". Thanking the publication, the actress said, "I can not actually take credit for this at all". Thank you Eastern Eye and to everyone who voted for me to be Asia's Sexiest Woman, for what I'm told is a record breaking number of times! Being close to global star's position, Nia said, "But seeing my name next to her on the list is no less a dream and struck me with a frenzied happiness... Consistency is key", said Priyanka Chopra. She is the flawless mix of beauty, brains, bravery and a kind heart."Small screen beauty Nia Sharma came in second and held onto her position as the sexiest television star in the list".
Deepika takes the third spot on the list while actresses Alia Bhatt and Mahira Khan feature on fourth and fifth spots respectively.
Television actress Drashti Dhami took the 6th position and the Tiger Zinda Hai actress Katrina Kaif was on 7th. It feels great, third time in a row.
This year Chopra made her Hollywood debut in the film Baywatch and won another People's Choice Award for her role in the TV serial Quantico. The youngest one on the list was TV actor Shivangi Joshi, aged 19 while the oldest was Sridevi ranked at 49. The rest of the names will be released on Friday along with the full list.