Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi sizzled in the Miami sun wearing a red bikini. Check out her amazing body!
Lakshmi posted a #ThrowbackThursday pic on Instagram on Jan. 29 showing off her bikini body but here's a look at her present-day curves.
The Top Chef host says she was surprised her #ThrowbackThursday pic went viral. "I clearly don't understand the ins and outs of Instagram, I'm always amazed at what gets a lot of attention ... I didn't expect that," she told People.
Lakshmi added, "I think it's nice not to take oneself so seriously ... on the show I have to be so serious."
Lakshmi is 44 and a mother of one. She has a 4-year-old daughter named Krishna.
Lakshmi has said she has "a fast metabolism."
"I have weakness for potato chips," Lakshmi told Shape magazine.
"I usually gain between 10 and 15 pounds over six weeks each season. Then I spend 12 weeks working it off. But it's worth it. When the timer goes off and the food is ready, I'm really excited to eat," Lakshmi told Playboy.
Check out that booty!
Lakshmi has a scar on her upper right arm from a car accident she was in at the age of 14
"It's a mark of survival, and I definitely think it made me who I am," she told Playboy.