Priyanka Chopra Jonas recently revealed that she felt body shamed after being told that she was not “sample-sized.”
It was during the kickoff of this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, when the 40-year-old star told the story to Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, as reported by People.
“I’ve been told many things that are difficult to hear,” she said. “In my job, the pressure is so intense you can’t really show the chinks in your armor.”
Priyanka Chopra Jonas arriving at Sona Restaurant in New York City on September 21, 2022 (Credit: Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)
She continued, “Someone told me yesterday that I wasn’t sample-sized… I was hurt and I discussed it with my family, and I cried to my husband [Nick Jonas], and my team, and I felt really bad about the fact that I’m not sample size, and that’s a problem, apparently, and most of us are not, and sample size is size 2.”
Priyanka Chopra Jonas has always been considered as one of the most beautiful women in the world. Always commanding attention wherever she goes, and catching the eye of one of the most sought-after male stars of his generation, Nick Jonas.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas arriving at the Valentino Fall/Winter 2023 show during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France on March 5, 2023 (Credit: Julien Reynaud / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
The New York Times bestselling author shared on her book, “Unfinished: A Memoir,” her incredible journey from being a little girl in India to one of the world’s most successful stars. Among the topics she discussed were her childhood, transition from Bollywood to Hollywood, and the pressures of being a woman.
Priyanka may have carved her own path to success, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t hurdles along the way.
In fact, there was a lot that she had to go through, from being called “Plastic Chopra” after a botched nose surgery to her then-manager advising her to “fix” everything about her physical appearance in order to get a foot in the door to Hollywood.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas opened up about her botched nose surgery and the pressures of being a woman in her New York Times bestselling book, “Unfinished: A Memoir” (Credit: INFphoto)
It wasn’t very long ago when Priyanka Chopra was mistaken for Padma Lakshmi by The New Yorker and Rosie O’Donnell made racist comments about her.
Now, her being told that she’s not “sample-sized” did a number on her self-confidence. “…I think sometimes people forget you are even human,” the Quantico star said.
“And those pressures – it’s inexplicable. I can’t explain how it feels when you are sitting down on your couch and you just feel the world coming at you because people have forgotten that you are human,” she added.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas speaking during the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. on September 30, 2022 (Credit: Leigh Vogel / POOL / CNP / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)
The Baywatch actress continued, “I think what you have to do is surround yourself with people who love you and surround yourself with people who care about you, and not about what you can bring to the table and not about what you can do for me. People who want to see you smile and be enriched.”
Priyanka Chopra Jonas with daughter Malti Marie at the Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony honoring The Jonas Brothers in Hollywood, California on January 30, 2023 (Credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock)
As she wrote in her memoir, Priyanka proudly declared that “This is my face. This is my body. I might be flawed, but I am me.”
Priyanka Chopra Jonas making a stunning entrance at the red carpet opening ceremony of the 2nd Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia on December 1, 2022 (Credit: Balkis Press / ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
Her confidence may waver sometimes due to rude remarks and malicious comments made by people who don’t really matter in the long run, but she is still her true and authentic self. Being her is enough, and we love her and her little family just the way they are.