In a podcast of the famous lingerie brand, Priyanka Chopra Jonas said that she comes from an industry where body size is picture-perfect and even it is considered normal. He said he has been in the industry since the age of 17 and was accustomed to people claiming to have a perfect size and shape for the camera.
But in the podcast he talks about a dark episode of his life when he lost his father – the late Ashok Chopra. He said he started eating his passion and he was judged for his body during this difficult time. Some parts of his podcast say, “I think over time when my body starts to change and I go through the stage when I was eating my emotions, my body started to change, I reached my 30s, I struggled. I went through because I get grief online from people saying, ‘You look different, you’re getting older’, this and that. It made a fuss with my mind at the time. My relationship with social media has changed, my relationship with the internet has changed … I have incubated myself in a way where I have protected myself, I have gone into my cancerous self-preservation and come back to my shell.
He added that he has slowly given his body time and has recovered, although it has taken him two years. He believes that it is a stage and everyone goes through their ups and downs but the sooner one starts choosing oneself, the better life becomes. He even said that one should get rid of the expectations of others. I am happy to see Priyanka spreading body-positivity so openly.