Padma Lakshmi Stuns in Red Bikini — The Top Chef Host Has the Top Bod! (PHOTOS)

With all due respect to other notable TV hosts, precious few look as good in a bikini as Padma Lakshmi does (Better luck next time, Tom Bergeron.) The 43-year-old Top Chef host, cookbook author, and model made quite a splash in Hawaii on Monday, October 7, as she hit the beach in a fringy red bikini to enjoy the the waves with daughter Krishna.

Sure, we see Padma on our TV screens every week — as we're in the midst of the cooking competition show's eleventh season — but never like this!

Click through for more pics of Padma and her enviable physique… then wonder, as we do, how exactly she avoids the pounds in her profession.

10.8.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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