Priyanka Chopra beats Deepika Padukone to become Asia's sexiest woman

Salman recently compared Katrina with Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra has been named "Sexiest Asian Woman" for the fifth time in a row. She said, "I can not actually take credit for this at all. Full credit should be given to my genetics and your optics", Chopra said, thanking everyone who voted in the online poll for her. The Quantico star pipped previous victor, actress Deepika Padukone to the top spot, in a list of 50 female celebrities from across the continent compiled by the London-based weekly. She previously held the top spot in 2014 and 2015.

The Quantico actor thanked everyone who voted for her.

"Priyanka Chopra has become an incredible global ambassador for India and is smashing through glass ceilings all over the world".

Priyanka has won the People's Choice Awards twice for her popular US TV series Quantico, in which she stars as Federal Bureau of Investigation recruit-turned-CIA agent Alex Parrish. Thank you @EasternEye. you do know how to flatter a girl!

Deepika takes the third spot on the list while actresses Alia Bhatt and Mahira Khan feature on fourth and fifth spots respectively.

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Deepika Padukone topped the list a year ago but this time slipped down to the third position in the list of sexiest Asian 2017. She added, "I feel grateful and am humbled".

Other celebrities that made the top 10 include Drashti Dhami, Katrina Kaif, Shraddha Kapoor, Gauhar Khan and Rubina Dilaik.

The newest and youngest on the list is the television newcomer Shivangi Joshi, who plays Naira in popular TV show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. A men's list is set to be released on December 15.

Priyanka may have a very busy schedule but she does have time to acknowledge the recognition and the whole lot of love she gets.

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