Padma Lakshmi is aging gracefully … and then some.
The “Top Chef” host wowed her Instagram followers on Sunday when she posted two bikini shots. In the first, she wears a black bikini while posing in the doorway of a hotel in the Dominican Republic.
“Feelin’ fine at 49,” she captioned the pic, which also reveals a hip scar.
Lakshmi was involved in a serious car accident at age 14 which left her with a fractured hip and another long scar on her arm after surgery to repair shattered bones.
The second bikini shot is of the cookbook author in a little red number laughing while holding an umbrella in the rain.
Her toned figure comes partly from regular grueling workouts which she documents on Instagram. Lakshmi is sometimes joined by her 9-year-old daughter Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell, whose dad is venture capitalist, Adam Dell.
Lakshmi’s figure caught the attention of Chrissy Teigen who wrote, “I remember seeing you at a party in Miami like 10 years ago. Everyone was miami decked out but you were in a long dress and barefoot with barely any makeup on, and just floating like you were on skates. I was like ‘that. is my hero.’”
Lakshmi was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 36 and is co-founder of The Endometriosis Foundation of America which raises money and awareness for women suffering from the painful disease.