After Newton's endorsement of Lakshmi, she was increasingly sought after by other major photographers and designers.
Lakshmi has appeared on the covers of Redbook, Vogue India, FHM, Cosmopolitan, L'Officiel India, Asian Woman, Avenue, Industry Magazine, Marie Claire (India Edition), Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country and Newsweek.
Lakshmi was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program in 2009 for Top Chef.
The show won the Emmy for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program in 2010.
As a result, her marriage started to fall apart."At the time I really needed to take care of my health, and I couldn't take care of my health and get well and also take care of my marriage," she admitted.
"I did the best I could."She was quick to give Rushdie credit, too."By the way I think Salman did the best he could," she added. It just didn't work out."After splitting up with her then-husband, Lakshmi was single for a while before getting into a relationship with two different men.
is an Indian-born American author, actress, model, television host and executive producer.