Padma Lakshmi is known to many fans as the host of the popular cooking show "Top Chef" but what some people forget is that that before she became a television cooking judge she was known as a top international fashion model.
She reminds everyone that she was once made her living by walking down runways and posing for modelling pictures with her recent feature in the upcoming Fall issue of Boston Common magazine where she looks exceptional as she models a power blue column dress in one photo and a white collared open shirt with a high-waisted pencil skirt.
The beautiful model also opens up about some very personal, sensitive issues in the magazine interview.
She is now a mother of a young daughter, Krishna who was born in 2010 but there was a time when she did not think that she would ever be able to have a child because of a diagnosis she received in 2006. She had gone through five medical surgeries and a divorce which she describes as very painful and was then informed that she had uterine disorder, endometriosis which meant that she would probably not be able to have children which made her incredibly mad.
The diagnosis led to her becoming a speaker, friend and fundraiser for the MIT Center for Gynepathology Research.
One of the aspects of her personality that fans find so appealing is the fact that they find they are able to connect with her because she is so honest and does not seem to have a 'filter'. For example, the Top Chef judge admits that while she does not attempt to hurt the feelings of the contestants she always tries to be honest and that combined with her good looks makes her someone that television viewers want to watch.
Many people would think that a gorgeous woman such as herself would adhere to a 'strict' diet but they are completely wrong. Instead, she has stated that she would "rather spend half her life in the gym than sit on her ass and starve".
Viewers of Top Chef are thankful that she is so willing to exercise because as her Boston Common feature indicates she still has the looks of a model and thus is the fantasy woman for many men as the gorgeous model who loves food, a dream woman that makes her one of the main reasons men are so willing to watch her as a judge on Top Chef.