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Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi Puts Her Own Photo on Her Computer Desktop

Have You Ever Put Your Own Pic on Your Computer Desktop?

At right is an image from this month's Harper's Bazaar featuring Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi. Beautiful home, beautiful woman, and she appears to know it: She has a portrait of herself above her bed, and to my surprise, a rather glam digital portrait of herself on her computer's desktop, seen here.

I have put photos of myself and other people on my desktop, but I don't think I would like to see a picture of myself gazing sexily at me when I'm using my computer. But maybe it's a good affirmation for some — or is it overblown narcissism?

Do you ever put pictures of just yourself on your desktop?

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itsthatgaljay itsthatgaljay 7 years
i wouldn't do it because it's me, but i might do it if i had an artistic picture of me that i really liked for the picture. but i'd probably think twice even then...
otay otay 8 years
Putting a picture of yourself as your desktop background, I think we would call that Self-Obsession. haha, although i do know some people who put pictures of their selves as their phone background, it's like yeah, your pretty and that's a cute pic. but as your background? seriously?. Personally I don't get how someone could be so infatuated with them to stare at themselves whenever they log on the computer or open their phone, its crazy!
Chriscringle Chriscringle 8 years
You are sorely mistaken!!! PLEASE NOTE the caption on the photo says "Lakshmi's assistant, Shayna, uses a shot she took for her boss's jewelry line as her screen saver. The article clearly states that her assistant has an office in her home. Please stop being negative and stupid.
smartiez smartiez 8 years
I have pictures of my cat on my background :) I wouldn't put myself on there. It would be weird to have myself staring at me.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
GirlOverboard GirlOverboard 8 years
I've used pictures of my fiance and I, but I can't say I've ever put up a picture of just me. I suppose that I'd feel a little weird about a glamour shot of myself on my desktop, but I think ultimately it depends on the type of picture. I think in most cases, I'd have to say no to pictures of myself.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I change my desktop background pretty often, but just the other day I put a collage of pictures of hubby and I that we took the other day. Looks great :-)
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i have my pic (self portrait) on my desktop and love it. someone tried to take my laptop at starbucks once and that pic was proof. haha. plus i like the picture and when i see it i smile because it's a really nice pic!
adorKablefae adorKablefae 8 years
I have some really artistic shots of myself that I've put up... but none of them are of my face- haha. A friend took this really lovely black and white picture of my feet and I used that for a while... And there's also one of me from behind walking down the street that I considered using (but it didn't stay up for more than a day)... I dunno. I kinda feel that's a little different since I would have used them if they were of other people to. It wasn't because they were of me that I used them... if that makes sense. I guess seeing my face staring at me when I got on my computer would be too weird... Haha.
willowdiamond willowdiamond 8 years
that's a little conceited for me
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Hell yeah I do! I don't really have pictures of myself anywhere else...and what better way to show love for yourself? :)
lolmisstran lolmisstran 8 years
Yeah I Put My Own Pic.
caroline_1 caroline_1 8 years
not one of JUST me, no... if its me and some friends, then yes, by all means... me alone? thats just too cheeseball
Lyv Lyv 8 years
No way LOL. A little self-esteem goes a long way, but let's not get crazy. :P
getpink getpink 8 years
I used to do fun photos of me and the bf in high school... but it has been years since my face was on my desktop :)
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
lmao that's hilarious! I would never. :p And it's not even some complex I just prefer to put some kind of vector art wallpaper on my desktop, or if I had to choose I'd pick a fun picture with friends or a landscape. Even if it was for a magazine spread that's still pretty silly to me.
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
Nope - I do put photos of my son and my husband on there or digital scrapbook type backgrounds *I've* created, but not photos.
zacatecanita zacatecanita 8 years
The desktop background in my coputer is reserved for pictures of my baby niece :-D..
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
Maybe she just did it for the magazine? I don't watch the show though, so I don't really know how she is. My husband and I do have pictures of ourselves around the house though. Not professional ones (ala Juno) just ones from vacations.
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