Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi is an actress, model, writer and host of the television show "Top Chef." She has written two cookbooks: Easy Exotic, which won the International Versailles Prize for Best First Cookbook, and Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet.  She has appeared in "30 Rock," "The Ten Commandments," "Sharpe's Challenge," "Mistress of Spices," and modeled for Ralph Lauren, Emmanuel Ungaro, Alberta Ferretti, Versus and Roberto Cavalli.