Cover story on the Quantico actress for Flaunt Magazine
There are many writers who have waxed on about the electromagnetic properties of fame—about the energy that is imparted on an individual once they become a household name to a significant enough proportion of the population. As I sit across from Priyanka Chopra—known simply as P.C. to the one and a quarter billion people in her native India, and a rising proportion of the rest of the world—while she is whisked from a photo shoot in downtown L.A. to her Beverly Hills hotel, I can understand why.
To say that the actress/writer/singer/ producer/philanthropist’s magnetism comes from her fame is to confuse causation and correlation. As she flips her perfectly tousled hair, and answers my questions in a voice that is at once gravelly and honeyed, it is apparent that the force that has driven the 33-year-old overachieving daughter of two doctors from the prestigious La Martinière Girls’ School to winning the Miss India competition; to winning the Miss World competition; to over 50 Bollywood films; to starring in ABC’s Quantico; to the upcoming Baywatch reboot... has nothing to do with how she looks or how many people know her name.