MUMBAI: In a career spanning little more than a decade, actor Priyanka Chopra has achieved a feat that would many few female actors from the country have achieved. The 30-year-old model-turned-actor has been signed by international fashion brand Guess for its Holiday 2013 campaign and has also become the first Indian Guess girl.
Over the years, Guess have won many Clio awards and have even featured supermodels like Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova, Anna Nicole Smith, Kate Upton, Valeria Mazza, Julia Lescova, Laetitia Casta among many others.
This time, our own Piggy Chops is set to rule the fashion glossies when her Guess campaign breaks in.
Few industry insiders think Chopra’s one-year contract with Guess would be close to worth Rs 5-10 crore.
The deal has obviously excited the actor. She even took to twitter to express her happiness: “I’m so proud to be the next #GuessGirl. It’s a legacy of beauty for 30 years..Thank u @bryanadams and @GUESS for making this such a fab shoot.”
Singer, photographer Bryan Admas, who has shot the campaign, also posted a photo of Priyanka Chopra’s photoshoot on Twitter.
And Priyanka couldn’t do without thanking him for his superb work. She wrote, “thank u @guess bryanadams #PaulMarciano and everyone who made this possible..”
The actor, who was definitely in a good mood, even invited her followers for a question-answer session. She wrote: “Hey guys long time no Q n A.. I'm in NYC for the #guess launch so am on US time.. Who is up..? Let's spread some love..”
The only other Indian actors who have been signed as global brand ambassadors are Shahrukh Khan for Tag Heuer and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for L'Oreal. Shahrukh Khan has been with Tag for the last 12 years and the value of his deal is said to be in the range of Rs 20 crore, which is paid through a combination of barter and money.