Padma Parvati Lakshmi is an Indian American actress, cookbook author, model, and TV host. He was born on September 1, 1970 in Chennai, India. A graduate of Workman High School in California, she went to college at Clark University in Massachusetts and eventually graduated in 1992 with a BA in Theatre Arts. She was 18 years old when she started to do modeling. All throughout her career, she modeled for different brands and designers including Emanuel Ungaro, Ralph Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Versus, Roberto Cavalli, and many others. She also appeared on covers of magazines such as Cosmopolitan, FHM, Marie Clare, Avenue, Asian Woman, Industry Magazine, and several others. In 1999, she started to appear on television as an actress, particularly playing a role on Il figlio di Sandokan.
According to Padma, she works out every day to maintain her weight, particularly doing strength-training and lots of cardio. “To maintain my weight I strength-train, use the treadmill and elliptical, and box three times a week,” she told Fitness Magazine. “I also do planks at home and jump rope. I carry a jump rope with me everywhere, especially when I’m working. It’s a great way to squeeze in a quick workout and get your heart rate up when you don’t have time to go to the gym.”
Now what’s her secret diet? “I drink a homemade cleanse of two ounces of pure cranberry juice, six ounces of either green tea or plain water, one Emergen-C Vitamin C packet, and a teaspoon of fiber powder three times a day. I also drink two to three liters of water a day,” she revealed.
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 44)
Height: 175 cm | 5 feet, 9 Inches
Weight: 62 kg | 137 lbs
Bra/Bust Size: 14C | 36C
Waist Size: 58 cm | 23 in
Hip Size: 89 cm | 35 in