A fresh-faced Priyanka Chopra proudly shows off her hard-earned body and pearly-white smile on the cover of Women’s Health’s November issue. Inside, the “Quantico” actress sat down with the fitness magazine to cover two of the hottest topics around: feminism and the star’s killer body.
“Feminism’s got a bad name right now. The reputation of feminists has become a bit tainted because people think feminists are man-hating and they berate men, but that’s not really what feminism stands for,” Chopra explains. “Feminism stands for women saying give us the ability to make our own decisions without being judged the same way men have for so many years.”
As for staying in fighting shape for her role as a butt-kicking FBI agent, the actress reveals that her fitness routine is all about balance. “Life is just really fast-paced and you don’t have to kill yourself in the gym. You don’t have to starve yourself,” she reveals. “I love having my pizzas and burgers and buffalo wings on the side, for sure. But I like staying fit as well.”
And when hitting the gym, Chopra channels her “Quantico” character Alex Parrish’s killer attitude to achieve her health and fitness goals. “People always say you should listen to your body. But I don’t listen to my body. My body listens to me,” she adds. “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!’”