Priyanka Chopra tells her body not to get sick & ‘my body listens to me’


Ooh, this Women’s Health cover is not good. They Photoshopped Priyanka Chopra to look like Sarita Choudhury! It’s the weirdest thing. Anyway, Priyanka covers Women’s Health for some reason or another, I guess mostly for Quantico. Does anyone else feel like Priyanka might be oversaturating the media a little bit? Don’t get me wrong, it’s lovely to see an Indian woman get so many magazine covers and I wish this had been the case when I was growing up! But it feels like every month, Priyanka covers at least two, sometimes three or four magazines. This interview is pretty much the same kind of stuff she’s been saying:

She eats like a J.Law: “All of us are super busy. Life is just really fast-paced and you don’t have to kill yourself in the gym. You don’t have to starve yourself. I love having my pizzas and burgers and buffalo wings, on the side, for sure. But I like staying fit as well.”

She has to stay strong: “I have to stay super active and agile because I do my own stunts. I do all my fights myself. I trust my body and my instincts. People always say you should listen to your body. But I don’t listen to my body. My body listens to me. I can’t afford to be sick or low on energy. It’s mind over matter: I’m going to have a good day, and not in that fake ‘Happy girls are the best girls!’ way. Identify the weaknesses, shut them in a box, find your strengths, and run with them.”

Her ideal body: Chopra’s idea of her perfect body is “curvaceous but not super-skinny but at the same time I want to be lean. So I try and eat healthy whenever I can.”

Breaking into Hollywood: “It’s been a huge struggle for me to be able to come into mainstream entertainment in America and actually break the mold of what a Bollywood actress should be. Success is always about what’s next. I don’t settle and I don’t stop.”

[From Women’s Health and People]

My father was very big on “mind over matter” too – until his health severely deteriorated over the last few years of his life. There is a legitimate power to positive thinking and “thinking healthy,” but let’s be real – positive thinking isn’t going to somehow magically save you from becoming sick. You can tell your body “I don’t have time to be sick right now” and you’ll still get the flu. Your body is all “haha, try again bitch.” As for Priyanka taking a page out of J.Law book… at least Priyanka isn’t talking about Dorito farts. Do you think Priyanka is really downing buffalo wings and pizza on the reg? I do not.

Meanwhile, this cover of Conde Nast Traveler came out a few days ago and people were like “WTF?” with this t-shirt. This isn’t on Priyanka – it would be a pretty cover without that particular t-shirt. But whoever made that t-shirt needs to stop production. There is a legit difference between a “traveler” and a REFUGEE. A refugee doesn’t have any choice in being a refugee and it seems like Conde Nast is mocking refugees in general. Conde Nast issued a statement about why they chose that t-shirt and Priyanka for their cover but their explanation doesn’t make much sense.

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Photos courtesy of Women’s Health, Conde Nast Traveler.

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  1. minx says:

    The Women’s Health cover doesn’t even look like her; so awkward and unflattering. The Conde Nast Traveller picture is beautiful, though.

  2. Dominique says:

    Chopra’s idea of her perfect body is “curvaceous but not super-skinny but at the same time I want to be lean. So I try and eat healthy whenever I can.”

    ^what a convoluted confusing answer, LOL

  3. Clare says:

    I want t o like her, but she chats so much shit, its hard.

    Also that t shirt is so f-cking offensive – are they intimating that refugee/immigrant/outsider is a bad thing to be? Maybe I am projecting here, but honestly whoever made that shirt (and whoever put it on a bloody magazine cover) needs to check themselves.

    • bros says:

      same thing I thought. gross. that shirt can go f off.

      • JFresh says:

        It’s an attempt to be provocative, right?

      • qw says:

        The way I see it, they tried and failed miserably at giving refugees a new, hip name in an attempt to make themselves feel better about how open-minded they are. Like “hey, they’re not refugees, they just travel! Who cares if it’s because they want to meet people from different cultures, eat at that Indian restaurant Gwyneth raved about in her latest newsletter or their home was bombed, we’re all travellers! They’re just like us!” Very condescending.

    • Lucrezia says:

      I like the shirt, but I think I took it the way they meant it (according to their statement).

      I can see why it’d be offensive if you think it’s minimising the plight of refugees. Absolutely agree. But the way I read it was that it was about labels – “refugee” and “immigrant” tend to be negative labels, they’re considered outsiders. A tourist is temporary and often clueless about culturally appropriate behaviour, they stay in their comfort zone. A traveller is a positive label – someone who immerses themselves in local culture, it’s about growth, they want to learn new things, they are on a journey rather than a vacation.

      I’m sure it’s impossible to fully understand being an immigrant or a refugee unless you’ve experienced it yourself, but most people have experienced change/growth in in some form or another (even if they stayed in the same place and just grew emotionally/spiritually). In that way, the traveller label is a way to relate, to empathize.

      And, specifically for refugees, it’s a way to spin a little bit of positivity and hope. A bit like saying “rape survivor” instead of “rape victim”. You wouldn’t simply call a refugee a traveller (that would be incredibly dismissive), but in the context of the shirt, where the word refugee is there but crossed out … I think it works. When I hear the word “refugee” I tend to think of whatever horrors they must’ve experienced. The shirt makes me think more about what they’re going to do in the future.

  4. Sarah B says:

    I *kind of* believe this. I work for the legislature and we have 140-day sessions. The last month is so grueling and intense—31 days straight, 16-20 hour work days. I push through it and we all just accept it as a way of (temporary) life. But on the very next day after session, I ALWAYS get bronchitis. Like, my body just gave up. I think it’s probably because I’m so busy that I don’t give notice to any symptoms and adrenaline most likely pushes my body.

  5. Marty says:

    I thought she said she never exercises though?

  6. bros says:

    um, that conde nast cover is kind of insulting. what were they thinking with that shirt. that’s the worst over-privileged shirt on a magazine for over-privileged people ever.

  7. TrueStory says:

    Lip service.

    Also, one of the oddest covers for health magazine cover I’ve seen.

  8. MI6 says:

    Health cover and photoshop don’t seem to go together.
    I want to like her but something is preventing that.
    Maybe it’s the false sense of self-deprication and underlying arrogance I’m picking up on. She just feels phony to me.

  9. Thaisajs says:

    So when I tore something in my knee, I should have just told my body to get over it by itself? Instead of enduring surgery and months of therapy etc? Or when my dad got terminal cancer, he should have just told his body to cut it out and get better?

    I’m sorry, but I just can’t with this.

  10. Eve says:

    Chopra and Emily Ratajkowski are some of the celebrities I NEVER understand what they’re doing here. Actually, I don’t understand why they’re called celebrities in the first place.

  11. CooCooCatchoo says:

    Priyanka is gorgeous, but she interviews terribly, in my opinion. In the TV interviews I’ve seen her do, she’s come across as a snob and not very nice. She’s beautiful, but her opinnion of herself is pretty high for a TV actress that most people haven’t ever heard of.

    • tracking says:

      There was a blind about her castmates hating her. I can believe that. (yes, she is absolutely gorgeous).

  12. ronaldinhio says:

    She sounds like such a stupid ******* I can’t find an appropriate expletive
    I should have told my body not to have cancer a brain tumour and arthritis? Ah…if only I’d known
    Like her I was perfectly healthy until I wasn’t
    Maybe I am speaking from bitterness but her saying this sort of stuff is so hurtful

  13. moon says:

    She comes across as snobby, entitled and unaware. Stop with the PR blitz please, she’s as annoying as Goop and her tv show is awful. Just stop. Go away.

  14. Regina.Phalange says:


  15. KiddVicious says:

    I must be doing it wrong. I tell my body to not get fat as I shovel in pizza and ice cream and I still wake up with a huge butt.

  16. bucketbot says:

    NOw I’m waiting for when Deepika Padukone comes to the hollywood scene. When is Xander Cage XXX or whatever it is called releasing? There are going to be so many comparisons if at all Deepika makes a some sort of impression, that is, which I think she most likely will but I can’t say for sure with hollywood. Can’t wait.

  17. Robin says:

    Excellent advice from the lousy actress with the inflated lips and breasts. I just bought a box of Entenmann’s pumpkin doughnuts. I will tell my body to reject the sugar and calories in them.