Watch: Priyanka Leaves Behind Deepika to Become Sexiest Asian Woman

Priyanka Chopra has been voted the “Sexiest Asian Woman” in the world in an annual UK poll released in London on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Quantico actor topped the 2017 edition of the popular ‘50 Sexiest Asian Women’ poll by London-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye for a record-breaking fifth time.

She reclaimed the top slot from Deepika Padukone, who had been voted the sexiest Asian in 2016. Padukone is ranked third this year.

“I cannot actually take credit for this at all. Full credit should be given to my genetics and your optics,” Chopra said, thanking everyone who voted in the online poll for her. “I feel grateful and am humbled. Consistency is key,” she said.

The publication notes that her ranking rounds off another dream year for the actor, which saw her make incredible strides internationally with the release of her debut Hollywood feature Baywatch, win another People’s Choice Award for her acclaimed television show Quantico and sign further high-profile films in the West.

The A-list star also continued to make giant strides as a producer and as one of the hottest Indian stars on social media, crossing 20 million followers on Instagram.

Eastern Eye entertainment editor and founder of the ‘50 Sexiest Asian Women’ list Asjad Nazir described Chopra as the perfect mix of “beauty, brains, bravery and a kind heart”.

“Priyanka Chopra has become an incredible international ambassador for India and is smashing through glass ceilings all over the world. Apart from being courageous enough to fly into the unknown professionally, she has also done a lot of work for social causes, become a strong symbol for girl power and is making a young generation have big dreams,” Nazir said. (The Quint)