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Credit: @Padma Lakshmi
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Indian-American author, actress, model, and TV host is best known for her reality television program, Top Chef. Lakshmi’s career began at age 21 when she was discovered by an agent at a café in Madrid. Padma says, “I was the first Indian model to have a career in Paris, Milan, and New York. I’m the first one to admit that I was a novelty.” After her marriage to novelist Salman Rushdie ended in divorce she dated venture capitalist Adam Dell and they had one daughter together Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell who is now 8 years old. She is raising Krishna as a single mom.