Priyanka Chopra Is Overwhelmed After Becoming First South Asian Actress To win A People’sChoiceAward
Priyanka Chopra may have won over India, but after the People’s Choice Awards , it’s clear she’s well on her way to winning over America as well.
The Quantico star — who’s already won countless awards in India for her work in Bollywood movies — earned her first-ever Hollywood trophy last night when she was voted this year’s “Favorite Actress In a New TV Series” at People’s Choice Awards 2016. Even more remarkably, Chopra also became the first South Asian actress to win a PCA (and we’re pretty sure, the first South Asian actress to win any major Hollywood award period). The actress told us backstage that she was a little “overwhelmed” by the big win.
“I am so super overwhelmed to win this!” said Chopra when she accepted the award backstage. “Getting it the first year of being in a completely different country, I’m very excited!”
Chopra’s excitement definitely showed, too — she even gave her new award a big kiss before wrapping up her acceptance speech.
“Thank you to the people for making me your choice — it’s so great, I love it!” said the actress.