My God this woman is beautiful!! We know her from Top Chef and i’m sure you were wondering why she was on the show. She’s released cookbooms, and her debut cookbook won “best first” cookbook back in 1999 at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has spent time as a model after she was discovered in Madrid, Spain. Not one to ride off her good looks she used modeling to pay of college loans. Padma has also acted. She was in the movie Glitter with a role as a lipsyncing disco singer. YES THAT GLITTER!! We won’t hold that against her.