Padma Lakshmi is one of the judges of the hit show "Top Chef" but more importantly she is a role model for women that you do not have to starve yourself and you can still be beautiful. When you think of food you generally do not think of a sexy woman who looks more like a model than someone who makes food for a living and is a best selling author but model/chef Padma Lakshmi has always shown that she is a unique individual.
Food and sex go together and when a person thinks of Padma Lakshmi talking about delicious meals and what to eat with them it is a natural pairing. A beautiful, attractive ex-model who can talk about how to cook food and is judging the best meals. For television producers Padma Lakshmi is nirvana as she attracts couples who love to talk about food and also both individual male and female viewers.
Another benefit of Padma Lakshmi being on a television and one of the hosts of "Top Chef" is that she brings a new audience, the East-Indian man and the East-Indian women to her show. She is one of the few East Indians on prime time television and in that respect she is a role model for young Indians.
Padma Lakshmi is the pre-eminent American East Indian celebrity in Hollywood who has been a trailblazer as both a model and television judge/host. For someone who is constantly photographed on the beach while walking in her various bikini swimsuits looking like the fashion model she used to be the next step in her career might be appearing on the big screen as a movie actress.
In 2014 Padma Lakshmi may make the transition to movies and if she does she will become the most well known American East Indian on Hollywood movie screens.