Padma Lakshmi is a lot more than Top Chef's pretty face. With the return of the food competition reality show tonight (already in its 11th season), we take a look at the show's incredibly appealing host: Padma Lakshmi. Before the show, Lakshmi worked as both a model and an actress appearing in film, commercials, and television. Lakshmi also found time to have a child, launch a successful jewlery line, marry and divorce, and lend extensive support to charities and foundations. Check this list for 20 things you didn't know about the gorgeous foodie. Warning: salivating imminent.

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