Drashti Dhami an Indian model, dancer, host and a phenomenal television actress had led the voting at one stage came in second and narrowly missed out on the top spot. Fellow TV star Sanaya Irani came third with last year’s winner Katrina coming in fourth in the closely run race.
The A-list beauty has one famous name on top of that, and that name was our beloved Priyanka Chopra. The talented actresses turned singer beat off tough competition from some of the most stunning women from around the world, with a total of 10 million votes being cast.
“Someone once told me. Sexy is what sexy does and you do it best when you are yourself! I don’t know what I did to deserve this but I’ll happily accept this title! I am very flattered to be named as Eastern Eye’s Sexiest Woman’ once again. The fact that this is decided from a public poll across the world makes this even more special to me. Lots of love to everyone who voted and here’s to always being yourself,” said Priyanka..”
Just like last two years the biggest surprise was the sheer dominance of Indian television actresses. Drashti Dhami (2) and Sanaya Irani (3) led the voting at different times. The highest new entry was reality TV star Gauahar Khan at number 5 and the second highest new entry was young actress Preetika Rao (10).
Other Indian television actresses who made the list included Nia Sharma (7), Asha Negi (12), Shakti Mohan (13), Surbhi Jyoti (16), Hina Khan (23) and Kritika Kamra (30).
The highest placed American was Anger Management star Noureen DeWulf (15), who dominated the non-Asian vote. The highest placed Pakistani was Humaima Malick (20) and the highest placed British girl was reality TV star Jasmin Walia (32). The oldest woman in the list was 47-year-old Bollywood icon Madhuri Dixit (28).
Other notable stars in this year’s list include Deepika Padukone (6), Kareena Kapoor (8), Sonam Kapoor (9), Shraddha Kapoor (17), Alia Bhatt (24), Kangana Ranaut (38), Anushka Sharma (47) and Kanika Kapoor (50).
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