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Padma Lakshmi Talks Baby Names And Pigging Out

October 18, 2009 11:00 AM by Britteny Elrick


Padma Lakshmi recently revealed that she is expecting her first child next Spring. The model and Top Chef host was ecstatic over the news, considering she’s suffers from Endometriosis, a disease which can cause infertility. Padma spoke to PEOPLE magazine about possible baby names, eating habits, and her baby daddy.  By the way, who IS the baby daddy?

Padma says she hasn’t decided on any baby names just yet, but she insures PEOPLE that she’s not naming it anything crazy like, “Pomegranate or Atlanta.” Well, at least we’re not the only ones that think this whole unique baby name thing is getting out of hand.  Hello, Apple, are you there?

“I just want to see how the baby looks when it comes, and then I’ll have some ideas,” said Padma on the Hammerstein Ballroom red carpet for the Keep A Child Alive’s Black Ball. “The name will have to do with my family,” she said, referencing her Indian heritage. Another thing she’s not doing yet is decorating. “I’m Indian. So we don’t buy a whole bunch of stuff before the baby is born, because we want the baby to be born first, ‘Not the cart before the horse.’ ”

Padma also said that she hasn’t been using the pregnancy as an excuse to eat everything she wants. “I’m not eating so much more. You only need 300 more calories. It’s not a reason to pig out.”  And don’t think she’s going to answer the question on everyone’s mind just yet. “I don’t know,” she said when asked when she will reveal the father’s identity. “But I don’t want to talk about it either way. I’m extremely happy, and I feel really blessed.”

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