Priyanka Chopra has been roped in for a monthly column for Elle.com called ‘Pret-a-Priyanka‘ and her latest article made a very strong point on the issue of diversity. She spoke about being a global citizen, going to school in India as well as the U.S and living in various parts of her country due to her parents being Army doctors. After winning the Miss World pageant at 17, forging a formidable career in Bollywood, PC is now rising on top as a singer/model and actress in the United States.
Talking about her well known (and MAJOR) deal with ABC network, Priyanka mentioned how the perception of an ‘All-American‘ girl is changing rapidly and ABC network has been one of the first to adapt to this change. Women from various races and ethnicity like Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) are playing the lead on primetime television, something that wasn’t the case 10 years ago. With this powerful quote, she perfectly explained what the term diversity means in this day and age:
Diversity means the inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin, color, religion, socioeconomic stratum, gender, or sexual orientation, and it is the responsibility of the entertainment community to mirror the world we actually live in every day. To create a screen that shows color – not only black and white, but also brown, Asian, Hispanic, gay, and transgender – and cast an image of the “girl next door” that actually looks like the girls next door with roots from countries around the world
We love the strong stance this superwoman has taken on such a pressing matter! So much so that even Kerry Washington fell in love with her words…
Seriously PC, you’re an actress, model, singer, activist and now a writer! Is there anything you CAN’T do?