Variety Power of Women: Priyanka Chopra on What It Means to Be Powerful

BY Dermstore Editors · October 12, 2017

Twice a year, Variety highlights five prominent women who are using their clout and influence to bring attention to worthy causes—and for fall 2017, Dermstore is a proud sponsor of this event. Priyanka Chopra will be honored for her work with UNICEF, along with fellow honorees singer Kelly Clarkson, “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins and actresses Octavia Spencer and Michelle Pfeiffer.


“I don’t always feel powerful,” confesses Priyanka Chopra, Hollywood actress, winner of Miss World 2000 pageant, UNICEF ambassador and one of the five honorees at Variety’s Power of Women LA 2017. “Women are physiologically different, it’s hard. I’m vulnerable sometimes. I’m moody sometimes. But there’s no way I’m letting anyone see that when I walk onto a set—and I think that’s what makes me powerful. What makes me powerful is being able to emotionally check myself, use my vulnerabilities as strengths, because I think that’s the power of femininity.”

Chopra may be an international star who has headlined dozens of movies and TV series from Bollywood to Hollywood, including ABC’s Quantico, but she’s more than just a beautiful face with gorgeous hair. Aside from openly being a feminist who’s not afraid to air her tenacious views on gender equality on her social channels, she’s also a philanthropist. In fact, she’s worked with UNICEF since 2003 and now serves as Global Citizens Goodwill Ambassador, helping and inspiring kids around the world who are dealing with poverty and war.

“Philanthropy by nature comes very natural to my family,” Chopra explains in the Variety Uncovered interview, presented by Dermstore. “My favorite part is looking at all these kids who get so excited just meeting someone who wants to spend time with them and ask them what their aspirations are and their dreams.”

Want to know more about Priyanka? Check out the full interview below!

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