When Padma Lakshmi shared a risqué picture on her Instagram recently, she had a cheeky thing to say with it. “Don’t hate because I’m in lingerie. Moms do that sometimes”, she captioned the picture. We coudn’t help but wonder how amazingly beautiful she looks at 46.

Being the first Indian supermodel to sashay down the ramps in Milan, Italy, Paris and New York, Padma Lakshi paved the way for many Indian models in the west. Born to a Tamil Brahmin family in Chennai, Padma Lakshmi spent her initial life in New York, where she was subjected to major racial bullying. Growing up with continuous “self-loathing”, Padma was spotted by an agency manager in Madrid and became an instant rage in the European fashion circles.

Later, Padma Lakshmi moved to cinema and did decently in Hollywood and European film industry. She was noted for her style, glam value and her immaculate confidence in front of the camera. She married novelist Salman Rushdie in 2004, but filed a divorce in 2007. Then in 2010, she had a daughter with Adam Dell and named her Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell.

Her social media handles and her public appearances assert her unparalleled status in the fashion world even today. Being a scorcher, Padma Lakshmi time and again proves that she is indeed the hottest mom in town.
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