07:26 AM EDT 11/18/2014
Originally posted 11/15/2014 02:30PM
"I'm not big on merch. I'm just not into her being a walking billboard for anything," the Top Chef host tells PEOPLE
Originally posted 10/29/2014 02:30PM
With a busy career and a young daughter, romance is taking a backseat for Padma Lakshmi.
Originally posted 10/09/2014 01:30PM
The series is shipping up to Boston – and adding a new-but-familiar face for its 12th season
Originally posted 07/24/2014 07:00AM
Paris Hilton is back, y'all!
Originally posted 04/25/2014 01:40PM
Peek at the plates of Mindy Kaling, Padma Lakshmi, Jimmy Kimmel and more celebs who are making us very, very hungry
Originally posted 04/21/2014 07:00PM
Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi are dating, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Originally posted 03/13/2014 11:45AM
"She also loves her candy and chocolate. But she doesn't get to have it much," the Top Chef judge tells PEOPLE
Originally posted 01/06/2014 10:30AM
The judges and the final contestants are jetting somewhere sunny and sandy for the two-part finale
Originally posted 10/23/2013 10:25AM
Hosting Top Chef has many perks, but staying super-slim after a season sampling an array of dishes is not one of them.
Luckily, Padma Lakshmi doesn't mind one bit – and even admitted she goes up two dress sizes at the end of every season.
"I love food way too much to starve myself just to look good," the single mom told Fitness for its November/December cover story, out Oct. 29. "I will put in the work at the gym so I can enjoy what I eat."
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