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Emmy-nominated Padma Lakshmi is internationally known as an actress, food expert, model, and The New York Times best-selling author, as well as the recipient of the 2016 NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Padma also serves as host and executive producer of Bravo’s Emmy award-winning Top Chef.
Padma Lakshmi Reveals the Hardest Thing She Had to Do During Top Chef
She is the current host and one of the judges on the television show Top Chef, having joined in 2006 during its season 2. She has since hosted the show consecutively, so we wanted to know the hardest thing she had to do during Top Chef.
Her answer was that the hardest thing she had to do during Top Chef, was to tell contestants she respected and cared about as a friend, “to pack their knives.”
Clearly, Padma has gotten to know these all-star judges pretty well throughout the years and it pained her to say goodbye to any of them during the competition. Becoming friends with the chef contestants and having to send those friends home. Made her job as Top Chef judge that much harder.
But of course, Tom knew just how to make light of things during their video, asking, “So, what you’re saying is when someone is anonymous, it’s easier to crush their dreams?”
“Yes, that’s right! That’s exactly what I’m saying, ” Padma laughs.
At another time she said: “Tom’s judging styles throughout the course of the series has changed. “Tom’s gotten nicer over the years, and I’ve gotten meaner, ” Padma said with a laugh.
So, there was a time when the Padma Lakshmi Top Chef host felt like an absolute faker, or as she puts it, she went through a bout of “impostor syndrome.”
Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi: 8 Things We Guess That You Didn’t Know About Her
- She grew up first in New York and then in Los Angeles with her mother and stepfather.
- She was injured in a car accident in Malibu, California, which left her with a fractured right hip and a shattered right upper arm.
- Her modeling career began in Madrid during her time in school there.
- Lakshmi wrote in The New York Times that she was sexually assaulted as a small girl.
- She also posed nude for the May 2009 issue of Allure.
- She starred in the 2003 Bollywood film Boom, alongside Katrina Kaif and Madhu Sapre, as one of three supermodels who are accused of stealing diamonds.
- In April 2004, after dating and living together for three years, Lakshmi married novelist Salman Rushdie.
- She is a global ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, and since 2007 has traveled to sites in India on their behalf.
Padma Lakshmi has best response to accusations that cooking without a bra is ‘immoral’
You might think that no one would argue with the idea of going bra less in your own home, but you would be wrong. After Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi posted a cooking video on Instagram in which she isn’t wearing a bra, she received many comments pointing this out. Some trolls said that it was unacceptable and others turned a cooking tutorial into something sexual. (Ugh.) Well, cook Lakshmi had a comeback in her next video: two bras.
“Is no one going to comment on why she feels the need to put her nipples on social media in every video? No? Just sad,” reads a comment with over 500 replies. Worth noting here: Lakshmi is clothed in the video. (She’s also not “freeing the nipple,” as a few of the more positive commenters wrote; that’s a much different statement.)
The Top Chef host also received this comment: “Wear a bra if they’re that saggy and old. You’re not turning anyone on with those.” Yep, she’s definitely trying to turn people on in a video about chicken tagine featuring her 10-year-old daughter. Then there’s: “You are at home in your kitchen, but you’re making a public video, why not just put a bra on?” Why not not put one on? There were also a number of people who called Lakshmi’s breasts “distracting” and some who posted uncalled for sexual comments about her appearance. It was all very gross and unnecessary.
Lakshmi noticed all the bra talk, of course. “I got some comments last time that it was immoral for me to not wear a bra in my own kitchen during the quarantine,” she captioned a video for lasagna with white ragu. “So those people should be happy to note that I’m wearing two today .”
“But seriously, let’s not police women’s bodies in 2020 ok?” Lakshmi added.
In addition to this, Lakshmi responded to the comment that asked if anyone was “going to comment on why she feels the need to put her nipples on social media.”
“No, because everyone is an adult here, Natalie,” she wrote. “And if I don’t want to wear a bra in my kitchen sometimes during this everlasting quarantine that shouldn’t be any of your concern.”
Bravo we say! This is just a woman being comfortable in her home, as many of us are. Shouldn’t she be able to do that without having to talk about it?
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Padma Lakshmi Top Chef – Scar Origins
In 1984, when Lakshmi was 14 years old, she was hospitalized for three weeks, and eventually diagnosed with Stevens–Johnson syndrome, a rare illness caused by hypersensitivity to an infection, or a potentially fatal reaction to certain kinds of medications.
Two days after her discharge from the hospital, she was injured in a car accident in Malibu, California, which left her with a fractured right hip and a shattered right upper arm. The arm injury required surgery, which left her with a seven-inch scar between her elbow and shoulder. As a teenager growing up in Los Angeles, she stated that she was bullied and endured racial aggression, which caused her to struggle to overcome “internalized self-loathing.”
Scholastic Books and Writing
Her first cookbook, Easy Exotic, a compilation of international recipes and short essays released in 1999, was awarded the Best First Book at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Versailles. Her second cookbook, Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet, was released on October 2, 2007. Her first memoir, Love, Loss and What We Ate, was released on International’s Women’s Day, March 8, 2016. Lakshmi released her third cookbook, an encyclopedia and cookbook, The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs in October 2016.
Lakshmi had a syndicated column in The New York Times and has written articles on style for the American edition of Vogue, at editor Anna Wintour’s request. She also wrote a column on style for Harper’s Bazaar (UK and US editions), following a commission from editor Glenda Bailey.
Easy Exotic: A Model’s Low Fat Recipes From Around the World (1999), cookbook Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day (2007), cookbook Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir (2016), memoir The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World (2016), encyclopedia/cookbook
Founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America
Lakshmi is a co-founder of The Endometriosis Foundation of America, a nonprofit organization focused on increasing awareness, education, research, and legislative advocacy against the disease. The foundation was instrumental in the opening of the MIT Center for Gynepathology Research, where Lakshmi gave the keynote address. She is a global ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, and since 2007 has traveled to sites in India on their behalf. She is also a strong advocate of women’s rights.
Padma Lakshmi’s Ribollita (Italian Vegetable Soup)
Whether you’re stuck at home or just working from home in the coming weeks, it’s always smart to be prepared — especially when it comes to feeding the whole family.
“The first thing I would do, right now, before there is a panic, is start cooking a Ribollita (Italian Vegetable Soup) , “
“Pick a Saturday or Sunday and involve the whole family in making huge batches of different culinary dishes — turkey chili or green chili with white beans, things that are stew-y and freeze well.”