Forget the cayenne pepper – “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi is bringing the heat all on her own. The 48-year-old food enthusiast and cookbook author served up some smoking curves and sass on Instagram Sunday in a teeny black bikini, rustic cowboy hat and little else. “Big yee haw energy,” Lakshmi captioned the picture, while enjoying some fun in the sun at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.
Fans couldn’t help but admire the model. *Same, social media users, same*
“I’m telling you 40 is the new 20, we still killing it,” @thecandacesmith declared, while @divzgun added: “As always an inspiration for all women.”