By Poulami Bhandari Last Updated:
Priyanka Chopra has now emerged as a global force to be reckoned with. After successfully proving her mettle in Indian entertainment, the diva has become one of the sought-after actresses in global showbiz at present. Priyanka Chopra’s recent releases, a romcom, Love Again and a thriller series, Citadel, have garnered much appreciation from the audience. Along with an immensely successful professional, the 41-year-old is happily married to the singer, Nick Jonas, and the duo is blessed with a daughter, Malti Marie Jonas.
We recently stumbled upon a clip from one of Pee Cee’s previous interviews where she revealed how she actually got into beauty pageants. In a conversation with James Cordon on the show, The Late Late Show With James Cordon, the global star discussed her early start with modelling and pageants and how her brother, Siddharth Chopra, schemed to get her out of her room so that he could live in it all alone. The host, James Cordon, asked Priyanka if it was true that she went to the Miss India competition because of her brother. Priyanka then narrated the whole incident, including how and why she got into the beauty pageant.
Priyanka Chopra revealed that she was just 17 years old when she moved back to India from the United States. When she returned home, she was given a room of her own, the same one which her brother, Siddharth Chopra, used to live in. When the latter was kicked out of his room, he hatched a plan to get her out of that room. Priyanka revealed:
“Well, I was 17, and my brother was 10 years old, and I had just moved back from the U.S. I was in high school here to India, and unfortunately, there was just one room in which my brother was, and he was kicked out of because, you know, I was a teenager and I was a girl and I needed a room, and just to pacify him, they put him in a hallway with a little bed and pretended, like, oh my God, you have a full, open room! So, he schemed to get me out to have the house.”
Priyanka Chopra further disclosed that back then, she had taken a couple of photographs for some scholarship program. While the photographer took her pictures, he asked her to pose for more photos. Her brother, Siddharth, eventually, took those photos to their mother, Madhu Chopra, and explained to her why Priyanka was fit for the beauty pageant. The global actress further revealed:
“I had taken some of these, like, photographs, I was actually taking a picture for a scholarship program for some university in Australia. I remember I was applying to it and the photographer was like, ‘Can I take more pictures?’ And my teenage vanity was like, of course, sure. My brother saw those pictures and went up to my mother, there was a beauty pageant called Miss India advertised in this magazine, and he said, she’s five-seven, decent looking, she could be Miss India, go to Bombay and live there. That’d be great for her career. And my mom was like, ‘let me just send it in,’ and it was actually a joke when I got called in, and he got the room back.”
For those who don’t know, Priyanka Chopra took part in Miss India in the year 2000 and won the title. She later went on to win the Miss World pageant, which changed her life completely. After winning the title, she stepped into Bollywood, and since then, she has been one of the most successful stars of today’s time. Priyanka even once disclosed that her in-laws, the Jonas, even have watched her win the Miss World title. On The Jennifer Hudson Show, the 41-year-old actress said that her mother-in-law, Denis Miller Jonas, told her that the Jonas family had watched her win the Miss World pageant in 2000. Priyanka added:
"My mother-in-law was like, 'I remember watching you when you won.' I was like, 'There's no way,' and she was like, 'I remember it so clearly because it was November, Nick was on some Broadway show at 7 years old, his brother was on some Broadway show at 8 or 9. And she said, 'I remember this clearly because Kevin Sr.,' my father-in-law, 'loves watching pageants. And he, I remember, was watching it and Nick came and sat down and watched you win.'"
What do you think of the revelations made by Priyanka Chopra?