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Here's Where Padma Lakshmi Just Found the World's Biggest Top Chef Fan

The Top Chef host and famous foodie travels far and wide... and runs into fans everywhere she goes.  

By Jenny Berg
Padma Lakshmi Celebrates Embracing Being a Woman Online and In Real Life

Bravo's Top Chef touches hearts and palates in all corners of the globe, but Padma Lakshmi may have just found the biggest fan in the world.

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On April 10, the judge shared snaps from her trip to India. After checking out Bombay's famous arch monument, the "Gateway to India," Padma posted a pic that said "Welcome to India." But, it seems that someone else was on hand to welcome Padma there.

In her next snap, alongside a young admirer who looks positively thrilled, The Encyclopedia of Spices & Herbs author wrote: "Just met the #1 [Top Chef] fan in India." But, judging from the adorable fan's elated expression, he may just love the show more than anyone in the world. Fun fact: The sweet photo was snapped at the Leopold Cafe, which was founded in 1871. 

Later in the day, Padma hit a market and explored the fresh, ripe produce. The happy traveler only had one concern: "why is there no mango emoji," she wrote, to caption a photo of herself smelling the sweet fruit. 

Why is there no mango emoji 😭 #india

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