‘Top Chef’ Star Padma Lakshmi Sizzles in Beachy Swimsuit Pics

The model, author and TV host is “feelin’ fine at 49.”

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Padma Lakshmi served up a pair of spicy bikini pics that drew praise from fellow model/slash/foodie Chrissy Teigen


The Top Chef host, author and model rocked a black two-piece in the double doorway of her Dominican Republic hotel room. 

Feelin’ fine at 49,” the the ageless beauty captioned the pic, which garnered over 66,000 likes from her nearly 640,000 Instagram followers. The New York Post notes that there’s a visible scar leftover from a hip surgery Lakshmi needed after she was involved in a serious car accident years ago.  


A second snap shows Lakshmi grinning in a red bikini under a matching umbrella during a tropical rain storm. Teigen, who has also has penned a best-selling cookbook, showed admiration in the post’s comments section. 

“I remember seeing you at a party in Miami like 10 years ago,” Teigen wrote. “Everyone was Miami decked out but you were in a long dress and barefoot with barely any makeup on, and just floating like you were on skates. I was like ‘that. is my hero.’”


It’s just the most recent sultry ‘gram from Lakshmi’s feed. On January 1, she rang in 2020 by dropping a tastefully topless behind-the-scenes photo from a Vogue India cover shoot, writing “New year, same me.”

Enjoy five more of Lakshmi’s most stunning Instagram moments below: