Priyanka emerged as the top name after people voted from across the globe for the 2015 edition of the popular annual poll conducted by the Britain-based Eastern Eye newspaper.
The 'desi girl' of tinsel town is happy.
"Now that's a title I'm happy to hold on to. I'm bringing sexy back! A big thank you to everyone who's voted for me. Thank you also to Eastern Eye for making me feel 'sexy'; well, at least for another year. A piece of advice to the ladies - it's all in the mind. Remember, sexy is as sexy does," Priyanka said in a statement.
Eastern Eye's entertainment editor Asjad Nazir, who founded the list and puts it together annually, believes Priyanka has become the global face of India.
"Priyanka Chopra is doing India proud on the global stage and winning loads of admirers. This was illustrated by the largest-ever number of votes by non-Asians that she received from all over the world. She is clearly building bridges internationally through her art and will continue to do so in the coming years," Nazir said.
Popular television actress Sanaya Irani rose one place from last year to come second and fellow small screen star Drashti Dhami took third spot.
Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone was on number four and Katrina Kaif completed the top five.
Others in the top 10 are Nia Sharma, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Gauahar Khan, Sonam Kapoor and the highest placed Pakistani, Mahira Khan.