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No one should ever have to endure what Priyanka Chopra has been through!
In an interview with Emmy Magazine, Priyanka opened up on growing up as a teenager in America shortly after she left her native home of India. Unfortunately, the experience wasn't as happy as Chopra had initially hoped for.
Prior to moving to the United States however, P.C. had a positive upbringing supported by her encouraging parents:
"[I was] head of the class, teacher's pet, always knew the answers, always in honors classes. My parents never treated me like a child. They made me make my own decisions, told me to think about the pros and cons."
How sweet! It's nice to hear anecdotes of parents leveraging their children to be independent thinkers!
Despite her idyllic family situation in India, Chopra decided to move in with relatives in Iowa so she could attend high school in America. Naturally, sh*t quickly went down due to her different looks and ethnicity:
"I attracted a lot of attention. Nobody looked like me in my school. I was skinny with crazy, frizzy hair. It was like Mean Girls."
Ugh. It sounds like a very harrowing experience!
But wait, things unfortunately got WAY worse for the beauty when her relatives traded in Iowa for Newton, Massachusetts:
"There was one girl who was just super evil. She kept calling me Brownie, and saying, 'Go back to your country, you smell like curry' – and I didn't, by the way. She was so mean to me."
So sad. At least Priyanka came out on top with a successful career! We wonder what the Quantico star's hater would have to say about her now!
Luckily for the gracious gal, she was able to rise above the discord:
"Success is not a destination. Success is a journey. You have to be consistently successful to be called a success."
Wise words, girl! Here's to a long and fulfilling career ahead!
[Image via Emmy Magazine.]