Model, host and celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi has something to say to a hater who said she has “fat arms” and that she should “lift weights”.
On the eve of this comes the Chef host on the digital pages of the 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
The 52-year-old chef posted a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot on Instagram, writing: “This is me. I wouldn’t go back to my 20s if you paid me all the money in the world.”
Padma told me Sports Illustrated, “I was a little scared because I knew I couldn’t be as tight and lean as I could be if I had some time,” she said. “But then I just looked in the mirror and remembered, I’m not here because I’m the biggest model in the world. I’m here because I am me. I don’t understand this in my 20s. I’m getting this now, at this point, and it’s so much sweeter because I’m doing it now.”
“It shows women everywhere that your femininity, your sex appeal and your beauty is not something that stops at a certain age.” shared.
“I would tell young women watching this not to worry about aging,” she said. “Don’t worry about the clock.” Be on your own watch.”
And not without support. Our friends in all fields of entertainment came out to support Padma:
The haters had no words, just a simple gesture that said it all.