Padma Lakshmi always knows how to serve up a beach-ready look, and her latest bikini is no exception. The Top Chef host posted a seductive picture on Instagram in a string bikini while vacationing in East Hampton. Padma has plenty of string bikinis in her collection, but this one came in a vibrant purple hue. If you look closely, the swimsuit has gold straps on the sides of the bikini bottoms.
While Padma looked amazing as heck in her bikini, it was her empowering caption that won over our hearts. She captioned the photo, "100°F this weekend. 'Perfect.' #noretouchingupinhere #nofacetuneeither." It is rare to see an Instagram photo without editing in this day and age, and it's amazing to see the star take a stand and let her fans know what she's all about. Keep reading to see the post, and if you're loving Padma's purple two-piece, we've shopped out similar styles ahead.