Padma Lakshmi always turns up the heat and isn’t flippin’ out over those who think otherwise.
The Top Chef host recently clapped back after an online troll made a negative comment about her body.
“Somebody commented yesterday on my Instagram that I had fat arms,” Padma recalled in her May 18 TikTok video as she cooked in the kitchen, “and should life weights.”
Another person is heard out of frame asking the reality star, “Do you have anything to say to them?” to which Padma looks into the camera and hold up her middle finger, before tending to the pot of food on the stove.
The 52-year-old captioned the clip, “#bodypositivity,” along with three shouting emojis.
Padma’s clapback comes after she posed for the 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, showcasing her toned physique in a sultry beach photoshoot.
“This is me,” the Taste the Nation host captioned a May 3 Instagram video of herself on set, posing in the water in a gold, reflective bikini. “I wouldn’t go back to my 20s if you paid me all the money in the world.”