If not for her maternal tendencies — she hugged on a first meeting and scurried to the kitchen to provide a healthy snack as lunchtime neared — it would be hard to picture her bouncing along dirt roads in rural Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa, just days before, visiting schools and day care centers served by the Lunchbox Fund.She founded the charity 10 years ago to provide school-day meals to impoverished children across her native country. Page-Green said of the trip, which involved visiting children with bellies swollen from malnourishment and hearing endless stories of illness and abandonment.
Padma Lakshmi was born on September 1, 1970, in Chennai, India.The accident that changed her life Padma met with a dreadful accident during her teen years which left a 7-inch scar on her right arm.In a profession like hers, you’d expect it to be a roadblock, but her most famous picture was clicked by Mario Testino — among a load of lobsters, showing off her scar!Not only has she appeared on ‘Vogue’, she has also modelled for A-list designers like Ralph Lauren and Alberta Ferretti, besides ad campaigns for Roberto Cavalli and Versus.She also hosts ‘Padma’s Passport’ on the food network based on her popular cookbook ‘Easy Exotic: A Model’s Low-fat Recipes From Around The World’.“I used to spend hours in front of the mirror when I was little.I wanted to be a model when I was 17, but my mother said I’d still be beautiful when I am 21 after I graduate.” Today, Padma Parvati Lakshmi can safely count herself among the top internationally known Indian models.Mario Batali (who, she said, “corrupted” her mostly vegan diet) is on the charity’s executive board. Page-Green a decade ago at a table tennis party in a Greenwich Village backyard, sits on the advisory board. Page-Green says she is a homebody, preferring to invite a few girlfriends over.“I’ve been genuinely astonished at the way Topaz has literally dragged that charity into being by sheer willpower and nonstop work,” Mr. She also makes pottery: Her cupboards are full of monochromatic plates, mugs and saucers she created at a nearby community center.He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Padma as a kid She grew up shuttling between her grandparents’ home in Madras and her mother’s in Manhattan…all the while dreaming of bagging a magazine cover.