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Padma Lakshmi Swears Like a Sailor

Padma Lakshmi Swears Like a Sailor

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, who’s promoting her new cookbook, Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet, swears like a sailor in her interview in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. Hot dang!

On the Top Chef Emmy nomination: “[It] was a big f-ing deal.”

On life without her ex-husband, Salman Rushdie: “I’m really f-ing sad.”

On her new cookbook: “Finishing the f-ing book was like being in labor for two years!”

On hosting dinner parties: “I pulled this out of my ass.”

On an AIDS charity she supports: “…we’re doing a campaign and an event and you should buy a f-ing table.”

On telling the press if she had a boyfriend: “My husband would call f-ing Reuters.”

On a tabloid’s coverage of her bra size: “…they said it was 36C. I said, 34C, motherf-er!”

On her current living situation: “Now I’m staying in a f-ing hotel with all my s— in storage.”

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  • http://got1 Kirsty

    lol =]

  • Juliew

    Helo huhh nice!

  • Kirsty

    lol :D

  • Potty Mouth

    she has a potty mouth!!! i love it lol

  • rastamanvibration

    at least she’s not bitter.

  • lissa supetran

    fucking shit!

  • heather

    good lord!!! and that just makes her ugly!! she doesn’t look pretty anymore to me!

  • julia

    lol, She’s great..
    I have a bit of the same problem.. There is not a more beaitifully expressive word than f***.

  • Rita

    it’s quite unexpected from her, as she’s the host of some show; can’t help but change the way you see someone? Yes not too attractive.. plus couldn’t the magazine edit out a couple of them out?

  • julia


  • Ha!

    Who talks like that? It’s annoying.


    This is some kind of a joke right?
    Jared someone can not seriously speak like that.
    What is she 11yrs old? Or is she still taking ESL.

  • Katie N

    When women do that it gets men and some women really angry. But good for her that she keep it as it is. Those goody two shoes interviews some celebrities give they are all rehearsed and you are left wondering what the woman really thinks.

  • julie

    love it.

  • tsfan

    God what’s with all the f words? She’s turning into another Kimora Lee Simmons.

  • Sandra

    I think she’s either parodying Gordon Ramsay or making a pathetic effort at mimicking his trademark style of speech. Either way – I’m neither impressed nor bemused. No one swears that much without making a deliberate effort.

  • belle007

    Well, at least she is being honest. I get so tired of those prim and proper interviews. It could also have to do with the fact that I myself fall victim to sailor-mouth.

  • talula

    It’s ok to use the f-word but the way she uses it really gives off this arrogant vibe. So bye bye.

  • gogi

    Anyway, she’s pretty much an idiot.

  • she’s an idiot

    I guessed that her vocabularies are very limited cause she can not think of any other new words but to used f*** over and over again.

  • xocolata

    More power to her! I think she lived (or still lives?) in London for a while, the d-word is really no big deal there.
    Cool she chose to use it in an interview, why not have a “bad” female chef?



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  • Boris

    OMG.. That’s rude.. I don’t even know her, and now i don’t wanna know her anyway!

  • Boris

    She’s fucking rude!

  • carrie nae

    F-king interesting…

  • Bella

    I love women beautiful enough to expressively swears like sailors…it is f*****g hot and sexy!!! :)

  • http://JustJared simi

    Just disgusting . Normal people don’t talk like that .Very unattractive and puking. Whats’ worse is she sounds so arrogant about all those d…. words. Big turn off .

  • juliee

    ohh gosh! i was secondd

  • kdizz

    i dont know who she is, and after reading that i dont even care.

  • go sox

    So that cultured culinary chick on Top Chef is just an act? Thought there was something weird about her…….

  • tom

    How about some soap for that mouth of hers? Can it be any more fouler?

  • http://WWW.IHATETOMCRUISE.COM Miapocca

    She is trying to hard to sound american..ahahhaha…poor lady..still look as authentic as curry powder hahahh

  • mili

    One or two F-words are funny…but in every answer??? That wears thin real quick.

  • sara

    finally, someone that talks like me!

  • Dee

    On her current living situation: “Now I’m staying in a f-ing hotel with all my s— in storage.”
    Done that, been there. And it ain’t fun.

  • Alistrand

    She was married to Salman Rushdie? I am f**king shocked!

  • Eli

    Actually, that’s pretty hot.

  • Life is good

    f’kn hell that f’kn swearing is ugly.. Just joking. I do agree that it ruins the classy look of her. Guess she is normal like the rest of us after all. Sad that she was like that in an interview. I am not sure it was warranted though.

  • magnus MFA

    Thank you come again

  • bataglio

    classy b_tch

  • love

    Number 22. No need to get all Racist and sh*t. As the Stevie Wonder would say… all haters may as well die…

  • XMACH53

    Ok shes only humane ! And has the same rights, as we all do, freedom of speech. Dont you think she is getting alittle upset getting grilled about everything she is, says,or does. ect. Why cant fokes just see she is going threw some hard times now. Like people behind close doors wouldnt say the same things. Or would like to say it. So this time she got alittle off her chest. Maybe not too cool. But hay, cut her some slack. She isnt perfect . Even if she is close tobeing like a Goddess . From a guys point of view. Her carreer is just now starting to pick-up, someday , she will be a Superstar, just as she is a Supermodel. I saw her in person, and believe she a Great in the making.