Priyanka Chopra, Miss World in 2000, revisited the scene of one of her greatest triumphs when she acted as a judge at the latest Miss World contest last night at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. “When Julia Morley, who is in charge of the beauty pageant, invited me to be a judge, I was ecstatic,” she said. Although the hot money was on India’s Pooja Chopra to lift the crown, she failed to make the final seven and the winner was Kaiane Aldorino, Miss Gibraltar. Miss Mexico and Miss South Africa were the runners-up.
Priyanka recalled the effect that winning Miss World had had on her own life. “It was definitely a push when I won Miss World, and when I went back to India, there were lots of movie offers, some of which came after I had won Miss India,” she explained, “Miss World is a global platform and it’s truly an honour to be one. When it came to my career, the title jump-started it, and after that it was me.”
Priyanka who is currently working on Anjaana Anjaaani with Ranbir Kapoor will now be focussing on the promotion of her film Pyaar Impossible with Uday Chopra which releases on January 8th. She is very reticent, however, about her own love life. “Yeah, well, I have never really spoken about it and I prefer not to until something substantial comes up,” she said, “Then, if I feel need to speak about it, I will.”