Padma Lakshmi wowed in a bright orange bikini on the beach in Miami, Fla., today (Dec. 8).

The "Top Chef" host, 43, who's in town for Art Basel, sported sunglasses and a purple sarong before taking a quick dip in the ocean.

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Lakshmi took to her WhoSay page this morning to share a photo of the sun and sand, writing, "What a great morning for a walk on the beach. #miami #artbasel."

Despite indulging in food and drinks during each season of "Top Chef," Lakshmi appears to be in tip-top shape. Although she admits she gains about 15 pounds each season, Lakshmi also works out to balance it all out.

"I love food way too much to starve myself just to look good," she told Fitness' November/December issue. "I will put in the work at the gym so I can enjoy what I eat."

See more photos of Padma on the beach below:

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