Exclusive Interview Priyanka Chopra Talks About Miss America Family Time And SelfConfidence

first_imgLookToTheStars.org recently talked to UNICEF ambassador Priyanka Chopra about Miss America, family time and self-confidence.As Miss World 2000, how did you feel when Americans jeered at South-Asian Nina Davuluri for being an “Arab terrorist,” when she was crowned Miss America?It’s awful. It’s beyond horrific for me—she was raised and brought up in America. She is an American.I understand where some people could be coming from — Nina is not that quintessential White American girl. But, that’s not what America is anymore. It’s so many different cultures. So many different people.I think it is victory for Nina, and so many other people, and so many other ethnicities, who are raised and brought up in America: to see a little part of themselves on stage.It’s great the achievement Nina has had, and I wish her so much success.How important is dinnertime with the family?I never get time — I try and make as much time with the family as I can.Dinnertime is very, very important. It roots you. It grounds you. It gives you a feeling that you know there is someone you can fall back on.Tell me about your self-initiated It’s cool to repeat [clothes] campaign on Twitter.Everybody’s flawed in some way or another. Nobody can be perfect. And everybody will have an opinion about you differently.First and foremost, you need to accept the fact that you are flawed. And that’s what makes your beautiful.It’s cool to be yourself. Be whatever you want to be. The important thing about how to do that is to not care about what people think — it’s the hardest thing to do.We live in a society where every one will judge you. And every one has an opinion about you. But, accept yourself — it took me years to be able to do that. I had peer pressure.Accept who you are. It takes experience. It takes acceptance.It shouldn’t make you hardened — “I don’t care what people say.” I mean, it’s important to care. (You live in a society where no man is an island.) But, it shouldn’t change what you are intrinsically.If you could tell all the youth of the world one thing, what would it be?Own it.There are so many people telling you what’s cool and what’s not. There are so many people telling you what’s right, and if you speak like this, if wear this, if you like this, if you listen to this type of music, you’re cooler.But, we need to reach a point where we sit back — by ourselves — and say, “You know what? So, what if people don’t like blah-blah-blah musician? I do!” And it’s fine.Our choices should not define what we are, or what we are capable of being. We need to start saying that: “It’s my choice for now. I can change it tomorrow. It’s cool to be me.”People just need to stop being embarrassed about whoever, whatever they are.LookToTheStars.org thanks Priyanka for taking the time to talk to us.Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more

Bahamas Defence Force Makes Arrest in Bimini

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 17, 2017 – Bimini – An American visitor was taken into custody by Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marines on Friday night after he was found with undeclared rounds in the northern Bahamas.While conducting a routine search at the Bimini Bay Marina shortly after 5:00 pm, Marines assigned to the Bimini detachment boarded and searched a 37-ft yellow and white intrepid craft.   It was discovered that a total of 26 rounds were undeclared by the foreign visitor.   He was subsequently taken into custody and handed over to Custom officials for further processing.   He was subsequently fined five hundred dollars ($500.00) and the rounds were confiscated.This type of arrest aligns with the Force’s mandate of guarding our heritage.RBDF Assists with TransportAlso, in other news, the Airwing Section of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force was busy taking officials to Long Island Sunday morning. Representatives from the Port Department and the Ministry of Environmental Health Department were transported on the Defence Force’s aircraft to investigate the circumstances involving a grounded barge offshore Gray’s, Long Island.   More information will be provided as details become available.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to protecting the territorial integrity of The Bahamas.(For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf-#GuardOurHeritagePress Release: RBDFPhoto credit: RBDF Related Items:last_img read more

Rakul Preet Singh opens on weight loss Needed to look like Deepika

first_imgRakul Preet Singh in De De Pyaar deScreenshot of YouTube videoPopular south Indian actress Rakul Preet Singh has opened on losing weight and said that Luv Ranjan, the producer of De De Pyaar de, wanted her to look like actress Deepika Padukone in Cocktail.Rakul Preet Singh has shed 10 kgs of weight, but her lean look did not gone well with the audience, who slammed her on social media, saying that she is looking like a patient. But the actress has a reason for losing her weight. In an interview, she revealed that Luv Ranjan put a condition to her to lose 10 kgs for her role in De De Pyaar De.”My look is very different. When I got the film, Luv Sir asked me that to lose weight. The brief given to me was, ‘You need to look like Deepika Padukone from Cocktail. Considering I own a gym myself, I couldn’t say no. I had 25 days before I started the film and I lost about 8-10 kg at that point of time. It was a lot of work in terms of getting the look right,” Rakul Preet told in an interview to IANS.Rakul Preet also revealed that she had a rigours training for a month and it was really taxing. “I was training for four hours and there was a proper regime. I had to crash diet for a week and then build muscle. It was one month of intense training. It was probably the most hardworking month of my life in terms of fitness,” added the actress.De De Pyaar De, which marks Rakul Preet’s comeback to Bollywood, is a romantic comedy film, which is written by Luv Ranjan. The movie is about a 50-year-old single father, who faces disapproval from his family and his ex-wife, when he falls in love with a 26-year-old woman. Rakul is playing the young lover, while Ajay Devgn and Tabu appear as an estranged couple in the film.When asked about why she accepted the role, Rakul Preet said, “When I heard the role, I was completely blown by it. I said I will do anything to get this role. I am extremely grateful that I am getting such a good response and people are noticing me in the trailer when it has two stalwart actors. I was overwhelmed with the response.”Having wrapped up De De Pyaar De, Rakul Preet is gearing up for the shooting of her next Telugu project Manmadhudu 2. She is paired up with 59-year-old actor Akkineni Nagarjuna. She is now gaining weight a bit for her role in the movie and she will acquire some flab.Watch Rakul Preet Singh’s slim look in De De Pyaar De trailer:last_img read more