Padma Lakshmi: Bikini Beauty in Hawaii

Padma Lakshmi: Bikini Beauty in Hawaii

Shes known for her Top Chef gig, but Padma Lakshmi looked like she belonged on Top Model while frolicking on the beach on Monday (October 7).

The 43-year-old culinary master paraded around the Honolulu, Hawaii sand in a skimpy red two-piece bikini while her daughter Krishna looked on.

And while her regular gig involves eating all kinds of gourmet food, Padma isnt worried about being ready for her close-up.

She told press, “Having been a model for 15 years, I…know a thing or two about how to dress if I”ve put on a few pounds. I usually gain 15 pounds in the time it takes for us to shoot Top Chef, and it takes me double the time to lose it.