Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi Poses Nude to Promote Self-Love

Padma Lakshmi might be more well-known now as a television host for Top Chef on Bravo, but she had a modeling career before that and continues to do some work as a model now. Many celebs start as models, and sometimes those pics include topless or nude photos, and Lakshmi is no different. Padma Lakshmi nude photos aren't even that old, because she took nude, makeup-free photos as recently as 2019. Let's take a look at other aspects of her life and career.

Padma Lakshmi's Life

Lakshmi was born in India to a Tamil family. She is the daughter of a former oncology nurse named Vijaya, and her parents divorced when she was a toddler.

She immigrated to the United States when she was four and lived in Manhattan, New York for a bit, before she moved to La Puente, California with her mother and stepfather.

Lakshmi graduated from high school in 1988 and attended Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts. She actually started her modeling career as an exchange student in Madrid, Spain, and graduated with a degree in theater arts and American literature in 1992.

Padma Lakshmi Sexy Photos: The Top Chef Host Has Some Nude Pics

Laksmi started to model at age 21. She has modeled for designers like Emanuel Ungaro, Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, and Ralph Lauren. Padma Lakshmi naked photos have appeared a few times in different magazines and on trending social media since then.

For instance, Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi posed nude for Allure in 2009, though she tastefully covered up her boobs for the spread featuring a few other nude celebs.

"I like the way I look," she said at the time. "I think I look better now than I did in my 20s, because I'm more confident about my body — and I don't want to look like anyone but myself."

There are also several famous photos of the host wearing things like a yellow bikini and a red bikini.

Today, Lakshmi has a daughter, Krishna, with partner Adam Dell, and seems to be mostly based in New York City. Her show, Top Chef, has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program from season 2 up until season 16, and it won the award for season 6.

We think she's had a pretty great career, nude pictures and all!