ACTRESS Priyanka Chopra has been named the world's sexiest Asian woman

ACTRESS Priyanka Chopra has been named the world's sexiest Asian woman

Interestingly, Chopra has dethroned her peer and friend Deepika Padukone, who had bagged the honour past year. The 35-year-old actress topped the 2017 edition of coveted "50 Sexiest Asian Women" poll conducted by a London-based newspaper Eastern Eye for the fifth time.

Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra voted the "Sexiest Asian Woman" in the world in an annual United Kingdom poll released in London on Tuesday. Thanking the publication, the actress said, "I can not actually take credit for this at all. Thank you Eastern Eye... you do know how to flatter a girl!" I feel grateful and am humbled.

Popular television actress Nia Sharma was voted the second Sexiest Asian Women in the 2017 list. It said of Chopra's rise as an global star in America that "we are now expecting America to buy a big diamond ring, get down on one knee and propose to her".

This honour has made this year even more great for the actress who is on a successful run this year. Nia Sharma is TV actor who beat Bollywood boldest, hottest and glamorous lady Deepika Padukone. She has beaten nearly all leading ladies of Bollywood from Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif to Shraddha Kapoor. "Consistency is key", said Priyanka Chopra. "I owe my fans this joy and want to share it with them despite not being able to digest the development".

Alia Bhatt and Mahira Khan feature on fourth and fifth spots respectively. She has recently been listed by Forbes on the List Of 100 Most Powerful Women - she took the 15th spot on the list of Most Powerful Women In Entertainment And Media.

The top 10 of the list does see a number of high profile absentees, though Katrina Kaif (7) and Shraddha Kapoor (8) do make the grade. The oldest to find a place in the list is veteran actress Sridevi, which is one of the two editor's choice in the 2017 list.