Padma Lakshmi doesn't watch "Top Chef." Just add her to the growing list of TV stars who don't tune in to their own shows.
In the new issue of "Playboy," Lakshmi said TV food personalities aren't interesting to her.
"Bobby Flay, I'm sure, is a great guy, but I don't watch 'Iron Chef.' I don’t even watch 'Top Chef,' to be honest," she said.
Lakshmi has been with the Bravo series since 2006 when she joined as host during the second season. As a judge as well, Lakshmi tastes virtually all the food the cheftestants prepare. “My digestive tract is ironclad and can really take a beating," she told "Playboy." "Having been a model for 15 years, I also know a thing or two about how to dress if I’ve put on a few pounds. And I usually gain between 10 and 15 pounds over six weeks each season. Then I spend 12 weeks working it off.”
Lakshmi's not the only star who doesn't watch her own work. Christina Aguilera recently admitted that she doesn't watch her NBC series, "The Voice."
"I don't even watch my own show: I tape it, I'm out," she said.
Both Connie Britton and Adam Levine had admitted to not watching "American Horror Story." Britton starred in the first season of the FX series, Levine currently stars in the second season.
"I'm still too scared to watch it," Levine said. "But I'm gonna try and beat my fear of really creepy, scary things like that by doing it. I think that's a good way to tackle that fear."
"Top Chef" airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo.
Click through the slideshow below to see more stars who don't watch their own shows.
In between her longtime role as the beloved Tammie Taylor on "Friday Night Lights" and her upcoming part on "Nashville," Connie Britton starred in Season 1 of Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story." But, Britton admitted to Starcam.com that she hasn't seen it, and not because she doesn't want to watch herself or the show. "I haven't watched it all back because I'm too scared. I'm just too scared ... and I really want to," Britton told Starcam.com. "I'm going to get somebody and literally make them sit down and watch it with me from start to finish so that I cannot be so scared. I'm such a baby!"
Adam Driver, the actor most improved character on "Girls," recently told Vulture that they generally filmed what creator and star Lena Dunham had written, but also tried some of his suggestions. But Driver doesn't know how many made it into the controversial HBO series. "I haven't watched the show. I saw the pilot, and I learned my lesson. I can't help but see the mistakes," Driver told Vulture.
Jimmie Walker starred as J. J. Evans in the iconic '70s sitcom "Good Times," and is perhaps best remembered for his catchphrase, "Dy-no-mite!" Walker stopped by "Today" to talk about his new book "Dyn-o-mite, Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times, a Memoir" and revealed that he never watched a single episode of his own hit show, "because I was always busy doing other stuff."
"I don't really ever watch myself ... I never watched an episode of 'Lost,'" Matthew Fox admitted during Newsweek's 2010 Emmys roundtable discussion. "Breaking Bad" Bryan Cranston brought the laughs when he replied: "It's a good show. You should see it some time."
As Jerry Springer celebrated the 20th season of his outrageous daytime self-titled program, the star opened up to the Associated Press about not being one of its devoted viewers. "I don't watch the show, but it's not aimed at 66-year-old men," Springer told the AP. "If I were in college, I would watch. I enjoy doing it. It's a lot of fun."
Much like Matthew Fox, Naveen Andrews also didn't tune into the sci-fi ABC drama he starred on for six seasons. "I was very confused, just because I never saw this show," Andrews told "Daybreak" about how he felt at the end. "I saw the pilot ... but I never saw an episode of 'Lost.'" He went on to explain: "When the end came, I had people like Marilyn Manson, of all people, trying to convince me that they resolved it really well, it all made sense. I mean, he's a real fan ... He has Hurley's numbers tattooed into his arm."