Padma Lakshmi is the host of Top Chef on Bravo. She's an Indian American cookbook author, actress, and former model. Lakshmi has posed...

Padma Lakshmi poses for Playboy this December. Yes, really.

Some readers might wish she were a little more ... what's the word ... nude. But still, it's Padma Lakshmi posing for Playboy. Cause for celebration.

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Padma Lakshmi is an expert in the kitchen, but the model/author has been taken to court by ex-boyfriend Adam Dell.

This venture capitalist has filed a lawsuit against the Top Chef host and is seeking custody of the pair's daughter, Krishna. At issue? How much time Dell can spend with her after she turns a year old next month.

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Padma Lakshmi Biography

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Padma Lakshmi is the host of Top Chef on Bravo. She's an Indian American cookbook author, actress, and former model. Lakshmi has posed... More »
Born
Full Name
Padma Parvati Lakshmi