Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has won back the crown she lost to Katrina Kaif last year to be named the world’s sexiest Asian woman . The 32-year-old actress and singer topped the top 50 list in an annual poll conducted by UK-based weekly newspaper ‘Eastern Eye’.
Popular TV actress Drashti Dhami, who had led the voting at one stage, narrowly missed out on the top spot to come in second. Fellow TV actress Sanaya Irani came third with last year’s winner, Kaif, slipping to fourth place in the race.
The A-list star beat off very tough competition from some of the most stunning women from around the world in the 11th edition of the list. The 2014 rankings have been trending heavily on social media across India and Pakistan during the voting process, with over 10 million votes cast.
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), whose parents hail from Pune in India. 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).