FIRST PHOTO: Meet Padma Lakshmi's Daughter

FIRST PHOTO: Meet Padma Lakshmi's Daughter
Padma Lakshmi and daughter Krishna
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updated 03/12/2010 at 06:00 PM EST

originally published 03/12/2010 06:00PM

Meet baby Krishna!

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi just gave birth to her daughter on Feb. 20 – and already mother and daughter are hitting the town. On Thursday, the two were photographed on a New York bench. Next stop, Le Bernardin?

Lakshmi, 39, has not identified her 3-week-old daughter's father. But a friend of the TV host told PEOPLE just before Krishna's birth that Lakshmi was ready for motherhood. "Padma is very happy. She's wanted to be a mom for a long time. She was very relieved and happy when she got pregnant."

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