Once upon a time, long before Priyanka Chopra starred in Quantico and tied the knot with Nick Jonas, she was Miss World 2000 and a Bollywood star. In honor of her 37th birthday today, here are our favorite throwback photos from Chopra’s pageant days and beyond. Spoiler alert: They’re incredible.
Being Crowned Miss India Runner Up in 2000
Chopra (left) strutted her stuff and snagged the runner-up crown in the Miss India pageant in January of 2000. Little did she know, it was just the beginning for her.
Sashing it Up at the Miss World Pageant in 2000
After the Miss India pageant, Chopra hit the world stage at the 2000 Miss World finals in London at just 18 years old and won.
Dripping in Diamonds in 2003
Following her Miss World win, the now Mrs. Chopra Jonas went on to break into the Bollywood movie world. Here she is posing for a press portrait ahead of the release of her crime thriller Plan.
Living Her Best ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Life on Stage in 2008
Not only did Chopra quickly rise through the ranks of the pageant and acting world, but she also had a successful singing career. Here she is in a high-fashion version of Belle’s yellow dress while performing at the 12th Rajiv Gandhi Awards Ceremony.
Crushing the Catwalk in 2010
Chopra added model to her already impressive resumé when she walked in the Being Human foundation show at HDIL Couture week in Mumbai looking very Madonna “Material Girl”–esque.
Striking a Pose in 2013
By 2013, Chopra was a certified movie vet. In the photo above she poses outside her trailer for a Hindi film called Zanjeer.