We're Calling It: Padma Lakshmi Is the Queen of National Bikini Day

The Top Chef host knows how to work some sexy swimwear. 

Happy National Bikini Day, friends! (Yes, it’s actually a thing.)

In honor of the national swimwear holiday, Padma Lakshmi dropped a fiery bikini throwback pic of herself, which honestly looks like it belongs on a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover. 

In the smokin’ pic, the Top Chef host posed in a sexy snakeskin-print string bikini while she basked in the sun looking completely unbothered. Her new shorter hair was styled sleek and straight and she donned a full glam beat to match. How can one look this flawless under the hot sun?! Seriously, teach us your ways Padma.

🌈🌈🌈 #nationalbikiniday #topchef #tbt

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Fortunately, Padma has always been very open about her key to maintaining a fit figure. When the Indian beauty is not filiming for Top Chef (during which she can consume up tp 8,000 calories a day), she maintains a strict clean diet. "I eat a lot of vegetables and fruit," she told The Feast. "I eat fish and chicken and shellfish. I also eat a lot of lentils and beans. When I’m not on the show, I’m pretty plant-based. I was raised as a vegetarian in India and in America. We had a vegetarian home. I didn’t really start eating meat until I was a teenager, so I’m used to eating like that. It’s hard for your body to process meat.”

As for her workout routine, the TV host is a fan of pilates.

 

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