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By all accounts, she's one of the most stunning women on television. But in her new memoir, Love, Loss, And What We Ate, Padma Lakshmi reveals there was a time she wasn't so comfortable in her own skin.
If there's one enduring mystery about Top Chef, it's how does Padma Lakshmi, the show's host and executive producer, stay so slender?
Padma Lakshmi is known for her knockout figure, but she believes there was one season of Top Chef where she got, well, a bit too curvy.
As a woman with severe endometriosis, Padma Lakshmi was pretty much told by her doctor she would never conceive "the old fashioned way." So when she discovered she was pregnant in 2009, the news, she says, "sent a shock through my body."
When Padma Lakshmi was a young model in Milan, Italy, in the early nineties, it was a time of experimentation, losing her inhibitions and indulging what she describes as her "curiosities and fantasies."
When Padma Lakshmi initially began writing her new memoir Love, Loss And What We Ate – which is excerpted in the upcoming issue of PEOPLE – she says, "I just started writing a book on health and healthy eating. And the book was supposed to use my own life as an example."