Padma Lakshmi wasn’t always comfortable in her own skin.
I’m one of those people who doesn’t think of her high school years with fond memories. In fact, it’s a four-year period that I would like to forget about all together. It’s not because I was endlessly bullied or harassed by my peers (that didn’t happen, although there’s no denying that mean girls are everywhere), but because I so wanted to be different when everyone else was pre-occupied with looking the same.
Padma Lakshmi knows the feeling, but for her all she wanted to do was fit in. That’s why the former model and television host says she went as far as even changing her name just because she was bullied for the color of her skin and her ethnicity.
Padma Lakshmi opens up about the horrible bullying she endured in high school.