Priyanka Chopra Says Crocs Are Red Carpet Ready
She's not joking.
In a partnership that seems like it's completely out of left field, Priyanka Chopra has teamed up with Crocs for a very good reason. The actor and the much-maligned shoe, popular with chefs, nurses, dads, and kids at water parks, have come together to donate 50,000 pairs of Crocs Classic clogs to children in Belize. Chopra, who's been a UNICEF ambassador for more than 10 years, says that she's a die-hard Crocs fan and that she would even go as far as wearing the shoes on the red carpet. As the new face of the brand, she's hoping to help kids everywhere get a pair of shoes.
"The relationship sort of happened very organically, I have to say. I have been a fan and a user of Crocs for a very, very long time ... [and have been] working with UNICEF for a really long time," she told Elle. "So, I remember I was doing a UNICEF trip one time, and I saw all of these kids with no shoes or rundown shoes. And I remember saying at that point that I wear Crocs so often, that Crocs would be a better shoe that would last, look good; kids would have comfort."
"And that conversation started with Crocs. And we partnered with UNICEF and Crocs, and delivered about 50,000 shoes to kids in need [in Belize]," she added. "We decided to come together for this campaign because again the campaign is very organic to me."
Chopra goes on to say that she's worn Crocs with everything, including skirts, and that the shoes are great for every day, since it's more common for her to be running around than actually strutting down a red carpet. But, she adds, it's not completely out of the question.
"If I were to wear Crocs on a red carpet, I would wear the Crocs sandal because it has a heel. And I would wear that with a dress that had a slit, so that you can see one side of the leg and it would add length to it," she said. "I would probably choose a black pair, and have like a really cool pedicure as well, with the slide, so the leg would look really amazing. I think you made me just make up my own red carpet Crocs from it."
And as the ultimate style move, she's also gotten her husband, Nick Jonas to slip into a pair.
"He's worn Crocs. He wore them at a holiday [trip] we were recently," she said.