NEW DELHI -- It's been 15 years that Priyanka Chopra was crowned Miss World, and to celebrate it the actress took a trip down memory lane. The 33-year-old actress took to her Instagram and posted a picture of her 18-year-old self from the Miss World competition. In the picture, Priyanka is seen waving at the crowd with a teary eye along with a big tiara on her head.
The Mary Kom(2014) star captioned the picture, "Wow has it been 15 years already!!! Dayam!! Where has time flown! Thank u all for the wishes."
Priyanka did commit a faux pax at the event -- when asked about a (living) person who she admired the most, the Bajirao Mastani star answered Mother Teresa who had died in 1997. But she recovered quickly with a smart response to Shah Rukh Khan's (who was one of the judges) question.
SRK's question: "This is hypothetical. Who would you rather marry? A great Indian sportsmen with all the records in Indian cricket like Azhar bhai (former Indian skipper Mohammad Azzharuddin) here who would make our country proud, take you all around the world and make you swell with pride or an artistic businessman with a difficult name to pronounce like Swarovski who would bedeck you with jewels and fine necklace and you'll never have to buy a chandelier for your house ever again or a Hindi film star like me who has nothing better to do than give you complicated multiple choice questions about a hypothetic wedding like this."
Priyanka's reply: 'I'd go for a great Indian sportsman because when I come back home or he comes back home, I know I will be there to be his support to tell him I am proud of him just as much as India is. To be able to tell him, 'Hey look, you did your best, you are the best. I will take immense pride in my husband who will be a man of strong character if he can bring so much pride to my country.'
Priyanka Chopra may well be proud of her accomplishment. She is one of the many beautiful Indian women who have earned the glittering Miss World crown. Let's take a look at who else made India proud by winning the coveted title.
Here's to many more Indian women taking the world by storm!
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(With inputs from ANI)
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