She had a wedding so glitzy and glamorous it could rival those of royals.
Priyanka Chopra looked so much like a princess in the arms of her groom Nick Jonas who came to her life very much like a fairy tale prince.
But before Priyanka turned into a picture-perfect princess, she was an ugly duckling. As a schoolgirl, she was bullied growing up in the United States. She would eat her lunch in the school bathroom. Being of Indian heritage, Priyanka’s classmates would call her names like Brownie and Currie.
“Any transition is easier if you believe in yourself and your talent,” Priyanka tells Goalcast.
She returned to India to become an engineer. But Priyanka’s life changed when her mother made her join the Miss India pageant – she won the Miss India World title.
She recalled how her father encouraged her not to fit into someone else’s glass slippers, and shatter the glass ceiling instead.
“You’ve got to teach yourself to take over the world,” she said.
With her newfound confidence, Priyanka sought to inspire others.
Upon learning one of her housekeeper’s children had stopped attending school, Priyanka stepped in and paid for the girl’s education. She has also made it a commitment to donate 10 percent of her income to help underprivileged children.
As an actress, she challenged Indian stereotypes showing there is no role she can’t handle.
While a lot of men get intimidated by her success and ambition, one extraordinary guy fell in love with the way she saw the world.
Ever since she saw the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, Priyanka has always dreamt of getting engaged with a ring from that shop. That was how Nick proposed to her.
On their wedding day, she wore a gown with her father’s name sewed into the seam to carry his memory.
By rescuing herself, Priyanka had managed to find her Prince Charming.