Exclusive: Padma ‘Top Chef’ Lakshmi on Food, Body Image & More

In this birthday exclusive, watch Padma Lakshmi get candid about body image, parenting, stress-eating and more.

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Meeting Padma Lakshmi, one can’t help but curse the unfair hand that deals the cards of life. Here is a woman celebrating her 47th birthday today, who gets to eat around 10,000 calories every day during her ‘Top Chef’ shoots, has a seven-year-old daughter, and enjoys the kind of fame mere mortals can only dream of.

Catching up with Padma Lakshmi on the sidelines of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival in Bhutan, however, revealed to me the other side of the diva. A side that she has barely made an attempt to hide, like the scar on her arm.

In this free-wheeling interview she opens up about parenting, body image, stress-eating, and the compulsions of the glamour world.

Video Editor: Rahul Sanpui

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