Priyanka Chopra Explains How She Successfully Hid A Wardrobe Malfunction When She Won Miss World

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Photo credit: Getty Images


In the 20 years since Priyanka Chopra became Miss World, the actress has successfully conquered Bollywood and Hollywood, emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world, married a Jonas Brother and won legions of fans from all over the world.

But her success on the international scene all started when an 18-year-old Chopra won the Miss World contest, held in London in 2000, for India.

The star reminisced about the career milestone in a recent interview in which she also revealed the very close near-miss she had with her final Miss World dress, but successfully managed to conceal.

'My dress was taped on to me. By the time I won at the end I was sweating so much because it was so stressful that the entire tape came off,' Chopra told People.

We've all been there, Priyanka.

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Photo credit: GERRY PENNY - Getty Images

But Chopra had a very savvy method to ensure her dress didn't slip off, as she continued to explain:

'The whole time while I was doing my walk or whatever when I won, I kept my hands like this in a namaste, which people thought was a namaste but actually was holding my dress up. So uncomfortable.'

The Baywatch star also opened up about another nail-biting red carpet fashion moment at the 2018 Met Gala.

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Photo credit: Neilson Barnard - Getty Images

‘My second Met Gala outfit was this blood-red Ralph Lauren beautiful outfit with the gold hood,’ she said.

‘But the corset under that thing, I couldn't breathe. I felt like it reshaped my ribs. So hard to sit during dinner and I obviously couldn't eat too much during that night.’

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Over the past week, Chopra has updated her fans with new pictures of herself with her husband of two years, Nick Jonas, where the couple celebrated the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth together at home in Los Angeles.

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