"it really takes finding a sense of confidence"
Priyanka Chopra has opened up on the scrutiny she receives on her body image and how she deals with it.
She admitted that the changes in her body do affect her, however, she says that she has had to adapt to it “mentally as well”.
In an interview with Yahoo Life, Priyanka explained:
“Well, I won’t lie that I don’t get affected by it.
“My body has changed as I’ve gotten older, just as everyone’s body does, and I’ve had to adapt mentally as well with like, OK, this is what it looks like now, this is what I look like now, it’s alright, and catering to my now body and not my 10- or 20-years-ago body.”
Priyanka revealed that a “sense of confidence” in what she offers rather than what she looks like is her key to feeling body confident.
She continued: “I feel like that it really takes finding a sense of confidence in what you bring to the table outside of what you look like.
“I always think about, how am I contributing? What is my purpose?
“Am I doing good with the tasks that I’ve been given for the day?”
Priyanka admitted that while body image issues affect her, she makes herself happy by trying to feel good about other things.
“I try to be myopic about feeling good about other things, even on days that I don’t feel the best about my body, and I work toward whatever makes me happy at that time.”
On how she pampers herself to feel confident, Priyanka said that she tries to remind herself that she is “loved”.
This makes her feel good from the inside.
“I just try to remind myself that I am loved and I feel good from the inside.”
“I feel confident when I walk into a room and I try to remind myself that that has nothing to do with my body.
“Even though this culture gives credence to that, too much, maybe.”
On the work front, Priyanka Chopra was last seen in The White Tiger.
The Netflix film, in which Priyanka was also an executive producer, was a huge success.
She also has a number of other projects in the pipeline. This includes Text For You, the Amazon Prime series Citadel and the fourth instalment of The Matrix.