It may surprise you to learn that "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi actually used to be a supermodel, given that you were likely only interested in her for her opinions on food and the deft way she tells contestants about their cooking challenges. Her unassuming grace and competence probably prevented you from noticing, say, her flawless skin or dramatic cheekbones or cascades of dark hair or bountiful Indian bosom.
Well, Padma's back on the modeling wagon with a new boxing-themed photo shoot for Danskin. And I think I speak for everyone when I say that "Top Chef" needs to do a lot more boxing-themed episodes. Maybe even a boxing season. Rename the show "Top Boxer." And instead of contestants doing challenges it's just Padma jumping rope and sparring and finishing every episode with a long, hot shower. How am I not a TV executive yet?
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