Priyanka Chopra: ‘Being Objectified Is Part of My Job.’

Priyanka Chopra. Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

While some female celebrities would rather not be considered “sex symbols,” Priyanka Chopra — the former Miss World winner who doesn’t crush on people, they crush on her, thanks — thinks being objectified is merely part of her job as an actress.

The Quantico star spoke with about her upcoming role in the Baywatch movie and her new gig as a Pantene ambassador. During the interview, Chopra was asked if she was “proud” to be considered a sex symbol, just like the original stars of the Baywatch TV show.

“Yes, being objectified is part of my job. I don’t get offended by being called a sex symbol, because I’m an actress and it’s the nature of what I do.”

But even though Chopra thinks being objectified comes with the territory, she would like people to know she’s more than just a pretty face. “I don’t think being a sex symbol is something you want to aim for,” she added. “Of course you want to be hot, but that’s not all you want to stand for.”

Priyanka Chopra: ‘Being Objectified Is Part of My Job.’