We’re Still Not Over These 8 SI Swimsuit Photos of Padma Lakshmi

The TV personality was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica.
Padma Lakshmi was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica.

Padma Lakshmi was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica.


Culinary personality, New York Times best-selling author and mom Padma Lakshmi was featured in the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue, and we are still not over her absolutely breathtaking photos. The 52-year-old was captured by Yu Tsai in the beautiful Dominica.

The creator and executive producer of Hulu’s Taste the Nation spent the bulk of her 20s modeling for major campaigns, but getting her SI Swimsuit opportunity in her 50s just felt “sweeter” and made perfect sense.

“I think that I feel more beautiful now because I hold that strength and I hold the experience in my flesh, in my person and in my spirit,” she said. “I think that has really made me who I am. I’m 52 years old, and I have never felt better about myself. My thighs may have been leaner and my boobs were probably slightly higher in earlier parts of my life, before I had my kid.”

Below are eight of our favorite photos from her SI Swimsuit photo shoot.

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Padma Lakshmi was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica. Swimsuit by Tropic of C. Bracelets from model’s own collection.

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Padma Lakshmi was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica. Set by Elizabeth Shevelev.

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Padma Lakshmi was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica. Swimsuit by Ola Vida.

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Padma Lakshmi was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica. Swimsuit by Toco Swim. Necklace from model’s own collection.

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Padma Lakshmi was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica. Swimsuit by PatBO.

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Padma Lakshmi was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica. Swimsuit by Ola Vida.

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Padma Lakshmi was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica. Swimsuit top by NAVY RAY. Swimsuit bottom by Lola & Lamar.

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Padma Lakshmi was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica. Swimsuit by Initial S Paris. Necklace from model’s own collection.

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Ananya Panchal

ANANYA PANCHAL

Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.