Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Padma Lakshmi is an international Indian supermodel, an actress, and an award winning writer. Her film credits include Caribbeans, Sandokan: The Darkness and the Light, Glitter and Boom. She also hosted Padma's Passport in the Food Network and has released several cookbooks.

At present, she is a host on the reality cooking show Top Chef. She introduces the challenges to the contestants every week and sits at the judges table alongside Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.

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