Global Icon Priyanka Chopra completes 20 years of being Miss World

12 Mar 2020 | Angelique Reyes

The 50th edition of Miss World i.e., Miss World 2000 was hosted on 30th November 2000 at the Millennium Dome in London, United Kingdom. Priyanka Chopra who represented India was crowned the new queen by Miss World 1999 Yukta Mookhey at the end of the event finale as she became the fifth Miss World and the second consecutive winner from her country.


Global Icon Priyanka Chopra completes 20 years of being Miss World


Ever since her victory at the stage of Miss World 2000, Priyanka Chopra has been moving forward making a remarkable name worldwide. Born on 18th July 1992, Priyanka, nicknamed PeeCee, hails from a small town of Jharkhand, Jamshedpur. Her journey to become a social worker, Miss World 2000 winner, Bollywood queen and eventually an international star started with her brother sending away her pictures to Miss India Organization.

An aspirant of Aeronautics at the time, Priyanka got a call from the organization and it changed the direction of her career. She then worked hard and vied for the crown. Her hard-work paid off when she was crowned Miss India 2000 at the ripe age of 17. The first win in the pageant at such a young age gave her the confidence to compete for international titles. She applied for Miss World in 2000 and was crowned as Miss World 2000 marking two consecutive wins for India.

Unlike many other Bollywood actors, Priyanka made her Bollywood debut with 2003-released Andaaz where she played a negative role. She won the Filmfare award for best female debut in 2004. Since then Chopra has done several Bollywood films like 7 Khoon Maaf, Bajirao Mastani, Barfi, and Mary Kom. She has now expanded her feet in Hollywood and is one of the most famous Indian celebrities at the global platform.


Priyanka Chopra Miss World 2000


Before 'Baywatch' 2017, her first Hollywood debut movie, PC was seen in a 2015-released TV series Quantico. she has received numerous awards and nominations for all her achievements. In the year 2016, she was honored by India's fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shree for taking Indian cinema and talent to another level. She was also named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2017. In 2018, Forbes listed her among World's 100 most powerful women. Not only acting and fashion but Priyanka Chopra is also a melodious singer and recorded her first song 'In my city' in 2012. The song gained huge popularity along with a nomination in World Music Award for World’s Best Song.


Priyanka Chopr Miss World India 2000


Priyanka Chopra has been working with UNICEF since 2006 and was appointed as the national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for child rights in 2010 and 2016. Her namesake foundation works for the welfare of underprivileged children in India. Chopra is dauntless and has never been intimidated by people's views about her. She is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and openly speaks about gender inequality and pay gaps in work areas.

This Diva has never shied away from experimenting with new styles and is famous for her guts. Even after being targeted by the audience for her fashion choices, she does not stop flaunting her unique styles. Last year, she touched another milestone as she got married to the love of her life and a world-renowned singer Nick Jonas. This queen has been reigning over the hearts of the audience and will continue to do so in the upcoming years. We wish her a lot of success, fame, popularity and happiness for the future as she completes twenty years of being a beauty queen.


Global Icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas Miss World 2000