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Padma Lakshmi Keeps It Real in a Bikini Pic with No Retouching and No Facetune

On 100 degree summer days, the Bravo's Top Chef host is living in teeny bikinis.

By Adele Chapin
Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi doesn't mind the heat. The Bravo's Top Chef host says bring it on to 100-degree summer days, as long as she can spend them at the beach in a teeny tiny bikini.

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Watch the Top Chef Season 21 premiere on Wednesday, March 20 at 9/8c on Bravo and next day on Peacock.

Padma just posted a sultry photo of herself on the sand in a maroon string bikini, posing like the Vogue cover model that she is. "100°F this weekend. 'Perfect,'" she wrote, adding the hashtags "no retouching up in here" and "no facetune either."

The cookbook author keeps it real on social media, and she's all about a sexy bikini photoshoot (she never misses National Bikini Day, for example). Padma's outspoken about body confidence too.

"In truth, I feel better about my body now, even after breastfeeding, gravity, etc. than I did in my 20’s. I’m not riddled with insecurity as I was. I eat well and bust my butt in the gym," she said last year on her birthday. 

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