Mary Kom Turns Cover Girl For Elle India January 2020 Issue, Gets Introduced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (View Pics)
Mary Kom on Elle India Cover (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Olympic medallist Mary Kom is a badass not only inside the ring but also off it. While one does not need any introduction to the Magnificent Mary (her nickname), global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas gives one to the legendary Indian boxer in style. Priyanka introduces Mary Kom as the inspirational cover girl for Elle India January 2020 issue, writing, "There's something about Mary...she is badass, inspirational and unstoppable." And like PeeCee's words, the photoshoot is nothing short on badassery exhibited by Mary. Kiren Rijiju Praises Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen, Says 'Country is Proud of Both'.

Priyanka Chopra played the lead role of the eponymous boxer in her biopic that released in 2014. So, it would be safe to say, and the actress knows the celebrated athlete than the majority of us. As Mary becomes the face of Elle India for their opening month cover, Priyanka gives an insight of the boxing legend's personality. She writes, "Her accolades and achievements are one thing, but the woman herself is quite something else altogether." Priyanka seems to be a fan of Mary Kom's ability to surprise. The actress is quoted saying, "Mary constantly surprises you. She doesn't let her chosen profession define who she is as a person." The award-winning actor signs off by stating, "She is a true champion, a genuine human being and an amazing lady …that's 'Magnificent Mary."

Speaking of Mary Kom's appearance on Elle India magazine cover, she delivers a knockout punch. The 36-year-old is seen sporting polyester-blend sports bra, polyester-blend jacket, nylon-blend jacket, track pants, all from Puma India. We loved how well accessorised is this look, with brass necklaces, gold-plated sterling silver rings and brass rings. The tagline on the cover pic reads, 'Guts & Glory' and it is such an apt fit.

Mary Kom On The Cover of Elle India

 

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“There’s something about Mary...she is badass, inspirational and unstoppable,” writes @priyankachopra in our latest issue. As six-time world champion @mcmary.kom sets her sights on a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after making it to the qualifiers, we're rooting for our January cover star. . Issue on stands. . On @mcmary.kom: Polyester-blend sports bra, polyester-blend jacket, nylon-blend jacket, track pants; all @pumaindia. Brass necklaces, gold-plated sterling silver rings; all @misho_designs. 18K gold earrings, @thelinehq. Brass rings; all @k_chapters at @shopnimai. . Editor-in-chief: @supriya.dravid Photographer: @colstonjulian/@sonyalpha Styling: @malini_banerji Hair and makeup: @kaushikanu, @sparkletalents Words: @priyankachopra Assisted by: @pujarinighosh, @tejaswinisinha (styling), @_sejalgoyal (intern), @lawangtamang95, @jasmin.tuteja (Hair and makeup) Design Realisation: @prashish_moore . #ELLEJanuary #MaryKom #Sports #Boxer #PriyankaChopra #PriyankaChopraJonas

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Hustle With a Smile

 

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Hustle with a smile. Meet our January cover star, @mcmary.kom. Link in bio for more. . On @mcmary.kom: Polyester mesh top, @noughtone01. Cotton nylon-blend sweatshirt, @kanikagoyallabel. Polyester-blend jacket, polyester-blend pants’; all @pumaindia. Brass earrings, brass rings; all @k_chapters at @shopnimai. Gold-plated sterling silver rings, @misho_designs. Editor-in-chief: @supriya.dravid Photographer: @colstonjulian/@sonyalpha Styling: @malini_banerji Hair and makeup: @kaushikanu, @sparkletalents Words: @priyankachopra Assisted by: @pujarinighosh, @tejaswinisinha (styling), @_sejalgoyal (intern), @lawangtamang95, @jasmin.tuteja (Hair and makeup) Design Realisation: @prashish_moore . #ELLEJanuary #MaryKom #Sports #Boxer #PriyankaChopra #PriyankaChopraJonas

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Legend

 

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Fiercely Focussed

 

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Fiercely focussed at all times. Meet our January cover star @mcmary.kom. Issue on stands now. . On @mcmary.kom: Polyester-blend sports bra, polyester-blend mesh top, polyester-blend tights, ‘Zone XT Metal sports shoe’; all @pumaindia. Cotton and lycra net pullover, shorts; both @norblacknorwhite. Gold-plated sterling silver rings; both @misho_designs. 18K gold earrings, @thelinehq. Brass rings; all @k_chapters at @shopnimai. . Editor-in-chief: @supriya.dravid Photographer: @colstonjulian/@sonyalpha Styling: @malini_banerji Hair and makeup: @kaushikanu, @sparkletalents Words: @priyankachopra Assisted by: @pujarinighosh, @tejaswinisinha (styling), @_sejalgoyal (intern), @lawangtamang95, @jasmin.tuteja (Hair and makeup) Design Realisation: @prashish_moore . #ELLEJanuary #MaryKom #Sports #Boxer #PriyankaChopra #PriyankaChopraJonas

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Earlier, Mary Kom entered the New Year riding on a professional high. The Indian boxing powerhouse beat Nikhat Zareen for a berth in the national team for the Tokyo 2020 qualifiers. The two boxers shared bad blood over the qualifiers. However, Mary Kom ended her younger compatriot's challenge by beating Nikhat 9-1 in the 51kg women's trials.