Padma Lakshmi goes topless, no reason to mistake her with Priyanka Chopra

While celebs ringed in their New Year with a grand bash or sealing a kiss with their significant other, India-born supermodel Padma Lakshmi shared a sultry picture on social media that will surely make one sweat buckets even in this chilly weather.

Embracing her modesty to leave little to the imagination, Padma Lakshmi at 49 proves that age is only a state of mind. Check out the picture below.

Recently, Padma was mistaken for actress Priyanka Chopra by a New York magazine, to which she addressed with a witty yet fitting reply.

New Yorker's celebrity cartoon takeover issue carrying her portrait on the official Instagram account of the magazine tagged Priyanka Chopra instead of her. Padma took a screenshot of the post and shared it on her Instagram handle, writing: "Thank you to the illustrious "@nydailynews" for the shoutout. I know to some we all look alike, but... #desilife #JustIndianThings."

The post on the New Yorker handle appears to have been removed.

Padma's post got several reactions from celebrities.

"Oh no," wrote actress Natalie Portman, while one user said: "This is the equivalent of tagging Christina Aguilera in a photo of Britney Spears."

In an interview to IANS in the past, Padma had expressed her happiness about Indians finding a place in the West.

"I am very happy to see many more Indian faces on TV and in the arts and in publishing... It was hard to be an immigrant in the 1970s and 1980s. I am lucky that I managed to somehow find a place for myself. It is not like that I had a grand plan. There was no guarantee that I would be successful," she said while reflecting back on her journey.

On work front, Padma busy working on a new Hulu series called "Taste the Nation," which she is writing and executive producing. She will also be seen in the next season of "Top Chef", which is still in the works.

Lakshmi shares 9-year-old daughter Krishna with partner Adam Dell.

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