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Padma Lakshmi Shows Her Bare, Sculpted Abs and Credits This Kind of Workout

The Bravo's Top Chef host looks so strong and fit. 

By Jenny Berg
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Could this be the same woman who eats bacon and swigs bourbon for a living? Padma Lakshmi, host of Bravo's Top Chef (which takes place in Kentucky this season) just showed off her abs in a picture that saw her wearing jeans, a bra, and an impressive amount of muscle mass. Now, we knew that Padma was fit, but this photo proves just how buff she is. 

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Padma shared the photo on December 7, and had to give a shout-out to the workout that helped make her look so sculpted. (Sadly, she didn't get that way on Southern-style fare alone.) "As the Queen Mother [Rupal] says: 'You betta work!'" Padma wrote. She went on to thank her trainer for "kicking my butt" three times a week, and added the hashtag: #pilates. 

This woman is serious #goals. We're so inspired, we may even be willing to try to hold a plank. Never say never ... 

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