The star dethroned Indian actress Deepika Padukone, who topped the list previous year.
The title was given to Priyanka by United Kingdom based newspaper Eastern Eye. Deepika (Dippy) is third in this list.
Talking about the honour, Priyanka Chopra however gives the credit for featuring on the list to genetics and optics. I feel grateful and am humbled. Nia is overwhelmed by the news, she expressed her joy and thanked her fans! Whether it's the embellished silver slip-dress from Monisha Jaising's collection that she wore while presenting an award to John Oliver at Emmy's this year or her most-talked about Ralph Lauren trench coat gown with an unbelievably long train that she wore at the Met Gala, this beauty is a fashion inspiration.
Nia Sharma, one of the big stars of India's small screen and web series platform, has been adjudged Asia's second sexiest woman by London-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye.
With more social media coming out for Priyanka Chopra, the actress' popularity burgeoned to this peak after millions of her admirers voted her for multiple times. "Consistency is key", the "Barfi" actress added. But seeing my name next to her in the list is no less a dream and struck me with a frenzied happiness. Quite surprisingly, Nia Sharma sat atop second with Alia Bhatt on fourth and Mahira Khan on the fifth one. The highest placed British woman is once again TV actress Jasmin Walia (28) and Canadian actress Hannah Simone (35), a newcomer in the list, is the highest-placed North American.
The other editor's choice is Pakistani singer Momina Mustehsan (37), for her strides in a male-dominated music industry in Pakistan and making a massive impact along with opening a debate about important social causes.