Padma Lakshmi Talks Weight With Giuliana Rancic (PHOTOS)

Padma Talks 15-Pound Weight Gain

Giuliana Rancic stopped Padma Lakshmi on the Emmys red carpet to ask how she maintains her weight while hosting 'Top Chef.'

"I watch the show and think, 'how is she not a grande?'" Giuliana said.

"I get bigger for me, then I lose weight," Padma replied. "I gain 15 pounds in 6 weeks, then I take like 12 weeks to lose it because it always takes longer to lose it. I love the food and I love my job and it's worth it."

Padma previously talked with Parade magazine about how her weight fluctuates with filming the show.

"It's not easy, and the short answer is that I don't stay in shape during the season," she said. "I go up one to two dress sizes. What you don't see on camera is that I do have a rack full of clothes that range in sizes, and as I gain weight, I just wear bigger clothes."

Giuliana's thin frame has often come under scrutiny, most recently after she criticized LeAnn Rimes for being too thin.


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