The list of the World's Sexiest Asian Woman is out and as reported earlier, it is Priyanka Chopra who has bagged the first position defeating last year's winner Deepika Padukone!
And guess what? Small screen beauty Nia Sharma too defeated Dippy and came in second and held onto her position as the sexiest television star in the list.
Thrilled by the award, Nia shared her excitement of bagging the second position after her inspiration Priyanka Chopra. "I dare to dream of reaching where Priyanka Chopra is one day. But seeing my name next to her in the list is no less a dream and struck me with a frenzied happiness. What my fans have done, I can't pay them back in words. They make me feel confident and I feel I exist because of them. Yes it's a TV girl who is weird, fierce, bizarre, wannabe or whatever names they call her. I owe my fans this joy and want to share it with them despite not being able to digest the development," said Nia Sharma.
This is the 14th year and the final list is based on millions of votes sent in by the fans around the world, media coverage, impact and heat generated across various social media platforms.
Last year's winner Deepika Padukone came in third, the crown princess of Bollywood Alia Bhatt was fourth and popular Pakistani star Mahira Khan was fifth in the list. The rest of the top 10 was Drashti Dhami (6), Katrina Kaif (7), Shraddha Kapoor (8), Gauahar Khan (9) and Rubina Dilaik (10).
The highest place newcomer and youngest in the list was 19-year-old television actress Shivangi Joshi (16). The oldest in the list is 54-year-old Sridevi (49), who is one of two editor's choices in the list.
The other editor's choice is Pakistani singer Momina Mustehsan (37), who has emerged in the male dominated music industry in Pakistan and made a massive impact along with opening a debate about important social causes.
Other key names in the 2017 list include Niti Taylor (11), Sonam Kapoor (12), Jennifer Winget (14), Esha Gupta (17), Krystle DSouza (21), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (26), Erica Fernandes (28), Jacqueline Fernandez (30), Athiya Shetty (32), Anushka Shetty (42) and Anushka Sharma (44).