This is what perfection looks like at 42-years old. I give you Padma Lakshmi frolicking in the Miami waters while enjoying their seasonally tremendous weather. (Hell, I'm in coastal Cali and it isn't summer year-round for us here.) You wanna hear what a 42-year old former model and "Top Chef" host has to say? She gave some amazing statements in her recent Playboy magazine appearance.
“My digestive tract is ironclad and can really take a beating. Having been a model for 15 years, I also know a thing or two about how to dress if I’ve put on a few pounds. And I usually gain between 10 and 15 pounds over six weeks each season. Then I spend 12 weeks working it off.” (She owns up to gaining weight? She admits that even for her, losing it is a chore and doesn't happen overnight? Wow, I'm in love.)
“Have you ever met a girl and she’s really pretty, but then you talk to her for 15 minutes, and she’s not that pretty anymore? She’s kind of boring. Or else you meet a girl who’s okay-looking but makes you laugh and says something saucy. Suddenly her beauty shines through.” (OK, this might be a little easier to say since she's so hot and a former model and all but the woman is making a solid point. Some of the most amazing actors who are really making the dough lately have what are often described as wives that are beneath them since they could get someone hotter with all that money they have. Those very guys get it. It's nice to hear it pointed out by a woman too.)
“A regular bra doesn’t work alone, and sometimes I need more support, so I’ll put a sports bra over it. And I like to wear a runner’s tank top over that. It’s my cross to bear, I guess. Sometimes I think I’m one of the last women with real boobs.” (I'm sure you boob fans are rolling your eyes but if you're a fat dude, admit it - running with your moobs HURTS. You don't have a bra. Now imagine real boobies - go ahead, I'll give you a minute - their fullness, the fact that they have milk ducts and thick tissue and fat in them and go write a thank you letter to any actress who's done a slow run down the beach in a movie scene just for your spank bank material.)
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