Padma Lakshmi is featured nude in Allure Magazine’s May issue along with other celebrities. The ‘Top Chef’ and former model gives an interview about female body confidence along with some lovely nude photos. See photos and a video of Padma below along with excerpts from her interview.

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Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi is the ex-wife of Salman Rushdie, which is in and of itself evidence of the fact that powerful men and beautiful women attract each other. There’s no other explanation for that match up. She’s also a former model and star of ‘Top Chef’. She’s being featured in Allure Magazine’s nude is issue, also known as the May issue of the magazine.

“I actually think I look better when I have a little bit of weight on,” Lakshmi told the mag, no doubt in her signature drawl; “my breasts are fuller, and I’m curvier than when I’m at my thinnest.”

Lakshmi even said she prefers her body today to the body she had in her 20s, thanks to her newfound confidence. “I don’t want to look like anyone but myself,” she told the mag. A lot of other women don’t want to look like anybody but you either, Padma.

Five sexy stars are featured in the May issue of Allure. In addition to Padma Lashmi, there are Eliza Dushku, Chelsea Handler, Sharon Leal and Lynn Collins. They all posed nude for the magazine’s Naked Truth feature. It’ll be on newsstands on April 21st.

he five sexy stars stripped off their skivvies and posed nude for Allure magazine’s Naked Truth feature, available on newsstands April 21. But it wasn’t just about baring their bodies, these beauties shared a few of their sexy secrets as well.

So what’s the point? Apparently, its about self-esteem, showing the confidence that women feel with their bodies and their selves. Of course, if we all looked like they do, we’d all be that confident. Not to mention, it really helps with professional exposure … so to speak.

Here are the photos and interviews … because I know you are just dying to read what these women have to say in the interviews. Right?

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Padma Lakshmi – Photos