Padma Lakshmi Celebrates Summer Season With 3 of Her Best SI Swimsuit Photos

The TV personality and best-selling author was featured in this year’s magazine after posing for Yu Tsai in Dominica.
Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi.

Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, we’re always game to talk about Padma Lakshmi’s incredible 2023 SI Swimsuit photos. The 52-year-old television host clearly feels the same, as she indicated that the warm summery weather was the perfect occasion to share a few favorite snaps from her time on location in Dominica with photographer Yu Tsai.

“It’s warming up 💛,” Lakshmi captioned the trio of images she shared with her 1.4 million Instagram followers on June 11. In the first, she wore a truly stunning two-piece greenery-inspired set by Elizabeth Shevelev. The Taste the Nation creator also posed along a tree branch as she modeled a string bikini by Tropic of C and chunky bracelets, while the final snap featured Lakshmi in a navy netted dress by Natalia Fedner.

“never stop posting these pics!” Jenny Yang pleaded.

“Oh Padma... you alone can be the cause of global warming 🔥 gossshhh ❤️❤️❤️,” one fan cheekily wrote.

“the seaweedkini 🤌🏻,” another fan noted of the Elizabeth Shevelev look, while an additional follower stated, “Our seaweed queen.”

“I want to come back in my next life as a tree branch now,” someone else quipped.

“An actual queen!!!!!” Crystelle Pereira declared.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.