'Top Chef' Star Padma Lakshmi Flaunts Supermodel Body at Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala
Yes, it is possible to be a foodie and give runway models some stiff competition — just ask Padma Lakshmi.
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The "Top Chef" host and cookbook author looked as if she stepped out of the pages of a magazine on Wednesday night at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's benefit gala in New York City. Lakshmi, 46, proudly showed off her svelte shape in a strapless, hip-hugging, sunny orange gown, and completed her look with a two-layer matching beaded necklace and not much else (not that she needed it).
But even in that flawless gown, would you believe Lakshmi still managed to have a wardrobe malfunction?
"So this was clearly BEFORE I split my dress tonight! AND let’s hear it for some back cleavage, am I right ladies? Luckily you can’t see it here!!! #toomanysamosas," Lakshmi shared on Instagram.
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However, we’re not surprised to hear that Lakshmi isn’t afraid to indulge like the rest of us; she just so happens to be genetically blessed to hide the evidence better.
"First and foremost, I never feel guilty about taking pleasure in eating any food, regardless of how healthy or gluttonous it may be," revealed Lakshmi exclusively to FOX News Magazine. "That said, I try not to eat fried chicken too many days in a row … The healthiest kitchen habit I recommend is to pick a weekend day or evening when you would normally be binge-watching Netflix, and use that time to precut your staple veggies for the week."
Clearly, Lakshmi’s tip works. Take a look at how she strutted her stuff on the red carpet, alongside the several other models in attendance: