Some celebs go crazy trying to find the right gown for an awards show, but Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi keeps her cool during trophy season. The 43-year-old TV host and former model said she would pick out her Emmys dress at the last minute.
"I try not to try on a million dresses," Padma revealed to Life & Style. "I modeled for so many years and I'm used to someone paying me to wear dresses, so I can't wrap my head around doing it voluntarily."
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Though the cookbook author undoubtedly has plenty of designers offering to dress her for big nights like the Emmys, Padma says she tries to focus less on fashion and more on the importance of the event.
"At the end of the day, it's not about the dress," she says. "It's about being recognized by your peers for the work that you do. I'm really proud of Top Chef. I'm proud of how it has changed the culinary landscape in this country but also worldwide."
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One thing Padma won't need to stress about is her category. She was nominated for Best Reality Host but lost out to Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn of Project Runway when the award was announced at the Creative Arts Emmys last week. However, Top Chef is still a contender for Best Reality Program.
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