Occupation: TV Host
Padma began her career as a model when she was discovered sitting in a cafè in Spain. She's 41 now, but like Jay-Z, she's still the best at what she does. Nowadays, we salivate over her on Bravo's Top Chef. A model chick whose walk is mean, and gets cookin' up in the kitchen? Sounds like the ultimate wifey to us.
DECADE ACHIEVEMENT: Actually receiving an Emmy nomination for "hosting" Top Chef.
59. Padma Lakshmi