Bollywood star and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra Jonas joined Hollywood to celebrate Kamala Harris getting named the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate.
The Baywatch actor took to Instagram to express her delight over the inclusion of a woman with Indian heritage in the presidential race for the first time in the United States. In her post, she wrote:
“This is a historical, transformational, and proud moment for all women. All women of color, all Black women, and all South Asian women. Congratulations @kamalaharris on becoming the first Black woman and FIRST-PERSON of Indian descent to compete on a major U.S. party’s presidential ticket.#representationmatters PS: To my younger self - look how far we have come!”
Harris is an American lawyer and politician of Jamaican and Indian descent. Her mother was born in Maddraas (current Chennai) and her father is from Jamaica.
This is the first time a woman of mixed heritage has made it this far in a presidential campaign causing celebrations to erupt across the United States.