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Top Chef: Padma Lakshmi Is Superstitious About Pregnancy

December 17, 2009 04:12 PM by Britteny Elrick

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Padma Lakshmi might be overjoyed with her miracle pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean she’s telling everyone about it. Padma recently spoke to PEOPLE about her favorite moments of 2009 along with why she wants to keep pregnancy talk under wraps…

On top of discovering that she was pregnant, Padma also launched her own jewelry line and earned an Emmy nomination for her work as host on Top Chef - but what was her favorite moment of all? “I can pick a favorite moment very easily,” Padma told PEOPLE. “I gave a keynote address at MIT December 4th.”  In the speech, she talked about her battle with Endometriosis. ”This year I was able to co-found the Endometriosis Foundation of America. It was a way to use something I’ve struggled with and turn it into something positive. This was my proudest achievement.”

Of course, her pregnancy also tops the list of favorite 2009 moments, but she feels a little bit strange talking about it. “I’m just a little superstitious. Everything is new about this. It’s all mysterious and exciting.”  But as far as the hectic schedule that her new baby will bring – she’s prepared. ”I’m not calm when I’m idle. Keeping busy is actually my way of keeping calm.”

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