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Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi is a Knockout, Loves Her Scar

| by Michael Allen

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi looked like a knockout when she recently put on her boxing workout gear and showed off her toned body to promote Danskin's Move For Change campaign.

Padma was modeling black lycra gym gear for Danskin, known for its leggings, tights and leotards. The Emmy-nominated host says that she gains 10-15 pounds each season while filming her reality TV show.

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Her photo shoot revealed a seven-inch scar on her right arm, which she wears with pride. “This is my favorite part of my body,” she said about the significant mark left from a car accident when she was 14. “I love it because it makes me a person who has an interesting past, and it reminds me that I can survive any pain.”

The cookbook author says she boxes, runs the treadmill, lifts weights and roller-skates to stay in shape. The Danskin campaign also shows three other celebrities doing their individual workout routines. Jenny McCarthy is featured doing yoga, Hilary Duff is walking her dog and Christie Brinkley appears doing several activities.