Padma was born in Madras, now Chennai (Tamil Nadu) in a Kerala Iyer family before spending most of her adolescent life in the United States.She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two. In 2009 she was nominated for an Emmy Award for hosting Top Chef along with Tom Colicchio.
On April 17, 2004, in New York City, Lakshmi married the novelist Salman Rushdie, to whom she was introduced at a party hosted by the journalist and editor Tina Brown. On July 2, 2007, the couple filed for divorce, shortly after Rushdie was granted a knighthood. She is the model for one of the central characters — and love interests — in Rushdie’s novel, Fury (a novel dedicated to her as well).
Padma Lakshmi had an enterprising modelling career when she reached a higher level of fame, and criticism, upon marrying Salman Rushdie. Her years hosting the reality cooking show, Top Chef, has increased her popularity in recent years.
Padma Lakshmi in Allure Magazine:
In returning perhaps to where she is most comfortable, Padma posed for the cover of Allure magazine recently. Pictured lying in the buff, Padma also reveals to her fans that this is how she feels most comfortable. Padma explains that as a ‘sensual-leaning’ woman, she often sleeps in the nude and feels comfortable so. With a body that most men would claim is perfect, Padma would of course have no problems posing in the nude. Often seen flaunting the huge scar on her right arm, which unfortunately is hidden in the nude pic, Padma is not one to believe that perfection is in hiding one’s blemishes.
Eliza Dushku also posed for Allure Magazine:
Eliza Dushku also posed for the May issue of Allure which will be out on the 21st of April. Other beauties who have appeared on the Nude Issue of Allure magazine were Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford and Carla Gugino.
Actress Eliza Dushku says she is comfortable being naked and said, “I grew up with three brothers, and I was never shy about covering up. It got to the point where my mom was like, ‘OK, honey, it’s time to put some clothes on now.’”
Other Celebrities appeared on the Nude Issue: