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Although she was celebrating the most influential people at the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday, Padma Lakshmi was thinking of her late friend Prince, who died on April 21.

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Top Chef winner Paul Qui was arrested Saturday in Austin after his girlfriend accused him of assault, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by PEOPLE.

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WATCH: Bullied for Her Skin Color, Padma Lakshmi Changed Her Name to Angelique in High School

Update 03/13/2016 08:05 PM Originally posted 03/11/2016 12:05 PM

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.

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How Padma Lakshmi Keeps Her Figure During Top Chef: 'I'm The Only Person Who Eats Everything'

Update 03/13/2016 02:25 PM Originally posted 03/09/2016 02:05 PM

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?

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In her new memoir Love, Loss And What We Ate, Padma Lakshmi reveals that she was molested as a young girl by a relative of her then-stepfather.

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In Padma Lakshmi's new memoir, Love, Loss, And What We Ate, excerpted in this week's PEOPLE, the star reveals she ate her placenta after the birth of her daughter Krishna in 2010.

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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.

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WATCH: Padma Lakshmi Describes Her Pregnancy Joy After Being Told She Would Never Conceive Naturally

Update 03/08/2016 02:15 PM Originally posted 03/08/2016 09:40 AM

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."

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Padma Lakshmi: 'I Think I Am a Heterosexual Woman Mostly'

Originally posted 03/06/2016 01:30 PM

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."

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'I Just Wanted My Own Identity': Padma Lakshmi Reveals Her Blossoming Career Added Strain to Marriage to Salman Rushdie

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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."

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