The cookbook author, 44, looks stunning while on vacation in India with her daughter, Krishna

By Maria Yagoda
Updated December 01, 2020 10:46 PM
Credit: Courtesy Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi knows how to find the positive in every situation, even unwanted weight gain.

“The only benefit of gaining weight is what it does to your boobs!” Lakshmi captioned a sexy picture of herself looking tan and toned in a tight blue bikini on the beach. (If the star has gained weight, we sure wouldn’t have guessed it – her body still looks as fit as ever.)

On vacation in India with her 5-year-old daughter, Krishna, Lakshmi has been posting stunning photos all week of her adventures, from bathing poolside to riding elephants.

Lakshmi, 44, tries not to take herself to seriously, especially not on Instagram. In February, when she posted a bikini picture of herself running on the beach with the caption “My friend says it looks like I have a penis in this pic,” she was shocked at how much buzz she’d generated.

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“I clearly don’t understand the ins and outs of Instagram, I’m always amazed at what gets a lot of attention … I didn’t expect that,” she told PEOPLE. “I think it’s nice not to take oneself so seriously … on the show I have to be so serious.”