This year’s coveted Time 100 list honored eight paramount South Asians, including Kumail Nanjiani, Sheikh Hasina, Virat Kohli, for their inherent contributions to the society. Last night, at the Time 100 Gala, three stunning brown women continued to power on and represent the diaspora.
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who made her Hollywood debut opposite Vin Diesel with 2017’s “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” and will return for its sequel, was a part of 2018’s Time 100 list. Diesel also wrote the speech for her, calling her “the best Earth has to offer. She’s not just here to represent India; she’s here to represent the world.”
She attended the gala looking like her flawless self in an Anamika Khanna design.
Fencer and Olympic medal winner Ibtihaj Muhammad, who was part of 2016’s Time 100 list, looked radiant in her white power suit and black hijab.
Famous television host, author, and chef Padma Lakshmi was also in attendance at the gala in a stunning pink and red gown.
Why are y’all gagging so? You know she brings it to you every ball 💃🏽 Congratulations to my dear @csiriano for tonight’s recognition. You make women of every shape and skin tone feel beautiful. Honored to wear you tonight. Special thanks to my squad who made everything possible: 💇🏽♀️ @jeaniesyfu, 💄 @bobscott200 & @theadamballheim 💍 Fred @LeightonJewels #TIME100 #ladyinred
She also hung out with Padukone, giving us a glorious image of the brown power present at this event.