Priyanka Chopra Describes the Moment Her Father Helped Her Find Confidence
Priyanka Chopra makes a gorgeous cameo in Glamour's April issue, and she's continuing to be a beacon of inspiration and self-love in Hollywood. The Quantico star has been dropping nuggets of wisdom for months now; last year in New You magazine, she delivered a mic-drop quote about finding your confidence. And that's just the start. Keep reading for another lovely dose of empowerment, then look back at her stunning appearance at this year's Oscars.
- On her personal words to live by: "To be a philanthropist, you don't have to be Nelson Mandela. You just have to look around you and ask, 'What little bit can I do? Whose life can I touch?'"
- On how her relationship with her father has inspired her: "I used to love the story of Cinderella. My father always told me, 'You should not want to fit into someone else's glass slipper. You should shatter the glass ceiling.' [He] instilled confidence in me, and that doesn't happen for so many kids. I can't eradicate poverty, but at least for the people around me, I can help make sure no child is denied a dream."
- On being bullied in high school: "It broke my spirit. It made me question who I was. Why was it so uncool being Indian?"
- On being crowned Miss World: "When I'd walk into a room and feel scared to death, I'd tell myself, 'I'm not afraid of anybody.' And people believed me. You've got to teach yourself to take over the world."
- On pushing boundaries with her TV character: "Usually with brown girls you only see us as doctors or nurses."