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Padma Lakshmi Shows off Her Natural Beauty in Gorgeous Unretouched Photo

"Real women have pores," the Top Chef host said of her no-filter photo. 

By Michelle Regalado
Padma Lakshmi Vogue Cover

Padma Lakshmi is proving that she doesn’t need Photoshop to look gorgeous. The Bravo's Top Chef host shared a look at an unretouched photo that she recently took during a shoot with Elle India, and the end result is downright stunning.

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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 showed off her unfiltered beauty in the new photo, rocking a yellow top under a colorful jacket and some bold statement jewelry. Though her natural glow is enhanced by some subtle makeup, the photo has not undergone any of the standard retouching, as she explained in the accompanying caption.

“Real women have pores! Thank you @elleindia not retouching me. (Not even the mark from my glasses),” she wrote alongside the picture, also adding the hashtag, #nophotoshop.

Padma completed the understated, no-fuss look with loose, undone, wavy hair topped with a floppy, rose-hued hat.

Check out the beautiful image below:

Does she look amazing or what?!  Here’s hoping that other magazines take note!

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