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Padma Lakshmi

Host, Top Chef; Author, "Love, Loss and What We Ate"
Padma Lakshmi is the Emmy-nominated host of the Emmy-winning series Top Chef, author of the upcoming memoir "Love Loss and What We Ate" and two cookbooks, "Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet" and the award-winning "Easy Exotic". Lakshmi has contributed to Vogue, Gourmet, and Harper’s Bazaar and penned a syndicated column on fashion and food for the New York Times. A global style icon and the first internationally successful Indian supermodel, Lakshmi helms companies of her own including Padma Collection and Easy Exotic. She is also the cofounder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, an organization that advocates for early diagnosis, research and awareness for the disease.