Emmy-nominated Padma Lakshmi is known internationally as an actress, food expert, model and award-winning author. Lakshmi recently wrapped her twelfth season as the host of Bravo's Emmy award-winning Top Chef.
Lakshmi was born in India and grew up in America. She graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor's degree in Theater Arts and American Literature. Known as India's first supermodel, she began her career as a fashion model, working in Europe and the US