#WCW: Priyanka Chopra

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Fall TV is back with a vengeance, and Quantico is officially our favorite new show. Packed full of twists and turns, it’s so much more than just the Grey’s Anatomy meets Homeland clone that it was originally pitched as.

This is primarily because of the show’s star, Priyanka Chopra. As Alex Parrish, she’s mysterious, sympathetic and real in a way that female characters are seldom allowed to be—in the first episode alone, we’ve seen her blown up, getting busy in a car, confessing to murder and escaping from jail, all with absolutely perfect hair. Already a massive Bollywood star, Priyanka is the’s the perfect combination of ass-kicking, gorgeous and charismatic—her Hollywood star is rising quickly, and we can’t think of anyone who deserves it more.

So who better to celebrate as our Woman Crush Wednesday? Let’s take a look back at Priyanka’s most iconic beauty moments. Spoiler alert: there’s a lot of really amazing hair.


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Priyanka Chopra, Miss World 2000, in 2004. (Photo: Fred Duval/FilmMagic)

In 2004, Priyanka was one of the most famous Bollywood stars in the world, often cast in roles as the glamorous seductress. With hair like this and amazing candy-pink lips like that, we can see why.

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At the premiere of Don: The King is Back in 2012. (Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

This is A Lot of Look—pencilled brows, major smokey eyes, huge lashes, contoured skin, perfectly blown-out hair. Priyanka got her start in beauty pageants, and you can really see that very ‘done,’ glamorous aesthetic at play here.

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Killing everyone with an unreal lipstick game in 2012. (Photo: Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)

This cool fuchsia lipstick is amazing. We especially love the contrast with the warm coral-orange blush she’s rocking.

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Looking flawless in 2013. (Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

But let us not overlook her hair, which is (as far as we’re concerned) a wonder of the world. Shiny, bouncy and voluminous, we’re pretty sure it has magical powers—especially since piecey mid-length bangs are really hard to wear well.

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Rocking a gorgeous braid in 2013. (Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

We love a good side braid, and when it’s paired with striking peek-a-boo highlights and neon pink lipstick, even better. Priyanka is styling her growing out bangs by pushing them to one side and cutting them at an angle, which is a brilliant strategy.

Highlights were in order in 2014. (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Highlights were in order in 2014. (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Priyanka’s berry-red lips are offset with minimal, glittery golden eyes and beyond perfect brows. We can’t even discuss her perfectly highlighted fall-leaf hair without getting emotional. She also started wearing more subtle colored contact lenses around this time.

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Sleek hair and a smoky cat eye in 2014. (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

If you’ve been wondering if our girl also looks incredible with icy pink lips, strobed cheeks and a gorgeous cat eye, here’s your answer.

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At the 2015 Grammy Awards. (Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images for Warner Music Group)

We love this dusty rose lipstick paired with an undo updo; it’s the ultimate fusion of glamorous rock n roll.

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Leading the ‘Quantico’ panel discussion at the 2015 Summer TCA Tour. (Photo: Fredrick M. Brown / Getty Images

There was serious buzz about Quantico from the series’ announcement; Priyanka is the first Indian woman to head up an American network show ever, which is a major breakthrough. Talking to Vulture, Priyanka said “The diversity is just reflective of the world today — look around you, this is what America looks like. This is what the world looks like. It’s time Hollywood embraced that. The girl next door looks absolutely different — you have no idea what she’s going to be like. So I don’t want to hear, “This is a testament to diversity,” because it’s actually just what the normal world around you looks like today.” Bam.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 04: Actress Priyanka Chopra arrives at Disney ABC Television Group’s 2015 TCA Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Her hair back to a very dark shade, Priyanka lightened her eyebrows slightly to balance out her look. We’re especially in love with the turquoise smoky eye she’s wearing here—it’s a bold woman who matches her gown to her makeup, but Chopra is nothing if not bold.

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The star of Quantico visits Extra, slays everyone while doing so. (Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Quantico has been a ratings phenomenon, and Priyanka is now an even bigger star—with blotted coral lips and sideswept hair, we can see she’s got the beauty part of stardom locked up. We love her, and we can’t wait to see what Alex Parrish does next; we love you, Priyanka!

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