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Padma Lakshmi Wears Short Crop Top, Shows Off Toned Abs on Red Carpet: So Hot or So Not?

April 18, 2014:

In this week's edition of "Bikini Season Is Coming So Put Down That Cookie and Check Out These Amazing Abs," see Padma Lakshmi, who rocked a short crop top to the Brooklyn Artists Ball in New York City on April 16.

Whereas other equally fit celebs like Miranda Kerr, Kim Kardashian, and Jessica Alba have been baring slivers of their bellies in the season's go-to crop top, Lakshmi, 43, went full-on in a black top that hit just below her bustline paired with a low-rise maxi skirt. She also added an embroidered vest that added a little coverage on her backside -- but left her toned tummy on full display.

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To stay lean and strong, the Top Chef host relies on traditional healthy practices. "I try as much as possible to eat well," she told Us Weekly in March at the Blossom Ball to Benefit the Endemetriosis Foundation of America in New York City. "I know that sounds obvious, but it doesn't mean starve."

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Since healthy eating alone won't get you a six-pack, the mom to daughter Krishna, 4, also hits the gym. "I do spinning as well," she told Us. "It depends on my schedule, but I try to go pretty regularly."

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