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Padma Lakshmi Flaunts Stunning Bikini Body While Catching A Crab

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By Rebecca Cukier

Padma Lakshmi has been catching crabs in her bikini. The 49-year-old "Top Chef" host now sees herself being told that 49 is "the new 20s" – her weekend Instagram post came with two bikinis and the same fire body modeling them, plus the star appearing to catch herself some dinner.

Padma kicked off her post in selfie mode and from a luxurious bedroom with colonial furnishings as she stripped down to a magenta bikini. Scroll for the bodacious snap, plus the "Taste of the Nation" face's crab moment.

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Kicking Off With A Little Selfie Action

Padma Lakshmi poses with a crab net in a bikini and hat
Padma Lakshmi/Instagram

Padma's post opened with the star casually striking a pose by a wood-post bed and showing off some serious abs for someone's whose job involves constant tasting and swallowing calories. The Chennai, India-born star then appeared outdoors, ankle-deep in water, and holding a giant net while rocking a bright blue aqua bikini with string waist ties, also sporting a floppy hat.

You'll want to swipe all the way to the right on the below video showing the wriggling crab – "Got it!" Padma was heard saying as she snagged the water creature.

She's Making 49 'The New 20s'

Padma Lakshmi/Instagram

A caption from Padma read: "Which way to the beach? 👀💪🏾." The post has clocked over 70,000 likes, also bringing in a giant wave of comments – most seemed to see Instagram floored at the body.

"As a fellow 49 year old, thanks for making 49 the new 20!(geez!) Also awesome net skills but show us how you cooked it!🙏🏼" one fan wrote. Another, meanwhile, added: "Snatched! What are your go-to snack items?"

Comments did, however, also see the star asked about a tiny scar on her stomach.

Questions About Her Stomach Scar

Padma Lakshmi poses on the beach with her baby
Padma Lakshmi/Instagram

Padma, who has undergone surgery for endometriosis, was happy to answer fan questions centering around her midriff scar. The mom of one was asked: "Beautiful mama! Did you have an ovarian cyst removed? Curious of your scar on your tummy. You’re an amazing woman and I appreciate all you are working toward in informing the world. Thank you! 🏆🙌"

Padma replied, writing: "Yes, I've had multiple surgeries for endo so that's one of the man scars!" Scroll for the snack faves also revealed as a result of a fan query.

Reveals Favorite Snacks

Padma Lakshmi seated at an event
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A fan comment asking the star what her favorite snack foods are also brought out a response. The star whose jaw-dropping abs recently made headlines replied: "Jalapeño potato chips apples and peanut butter nachos."

Yesterday's post comes shortly after Lakshmi appeared in her traditional kitchen environment and making schnitzel. She wrote: "We made schnitzel!✨from the German episode of Taste the Nation!

A tribute to @kegelsinn, run by the kin of Dr. Kegels himself!⁣ With rye breadcrumbs & breadcrumbs from our dear, departed sourdough starter “Elizabeth.” Don’t forget a squeeze of lemon 🍋."

Scroll for another beyond-fit chef. 31-year-old cookbook queen Ayesha Curry has dropped 35 pounds in quarantine.

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