Padma Lakshmi

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Top Chef's hottest hostess has a new favorite dish.

Padma Lakshmi welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Krishna.

"Model, author and Emmy-nominated host of Top Chef Padma Lakshmi gave birth to a baby girl named Krishna Thea Lakshmi on Saturday," her rep tells People. "Mother and baby are well and happy."

The birth has been called a miracle, and not just because the identity of the father remains unknown. The 39-year-old model suffers from endometriosis, which often causes infertility.

With the new baby, plus Padma's other projects—she has an NBC sitcom, she writes cookbooks and designs jewelry in addition to still taking modeling gigs—it's probably a good thing that Top Chef: Masters and Top Chef: Just Desserts are next around the Bravo bend.


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