Priyanka Chopra shares throwback snap before botched surgery made her nose collapse

Priyanka Chopra has taken a trip down memory lane to when she was 19.

The Hollywood actress, 38, shared a snap from her teenage years - before an unfortunate accident during surgery saw her appearance altered.

Priyanka tells in her book that she'd sought out surgery upon finding a benign growth in her nasal cavity.

"Fortunately, a polypectomy sounded like a pretty routine procedure," she writes.

"Unfortunately, it wasn't."

Priyanka explains that the surgeon "accidentally shaved the bridge of my nose", and her bridge fell.

"My face looked completely different," she continues in the book, "I wasn't me."

The surgery lost her work, and she was fired from two movies.

"All the talk of body parts and skin tone collectively made me feel devalued and unseen and uncertain about my future," Priyanka - who's now married to Nick Jonas - adds.

"Having experienced the aftermath of a supposedly simple polyp removal, I knew I wasn't willing to follow the course he'd laid out for me, even if he, as the highly successful expert, was right.

"…My difference is my strength. If I looked like other 'classically beautiful' girls, then I wouldn't stand out, and more important, I wouldn't be me."

She sought out a number of "corrective surgeries", and the beauty queen says she's now "gotten accustomed to this face."

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