Padma Lakshmi and Her Daughter Krishna, 9, Look Like Total Twins During Recent NYC Stroll

Aww! Padma Lakshmi was spotted out and about in New York City on Wednesday, October 23. The Top Chef star enjoyed a sweet mother-daughter date with her adorable mini-me, Krishna, as they took a stroll around the Manhattan neighborhood.

The 49-year-old beauty looked as stunning as always as she and her 9-year-old daughter made their way around the Big Apple. Padma had her fashion on full display as she wore a cropped, snake-skin top, black, high-waisted jeans, black booties and a matching leather jacket. Krishna, on the other hand, looked super cute as she looked like her mama’s twin in an all-black ensemble.

There’s no doubt Padma is super proud to be the mother of her little girl. During a previous interview with Closer Weekly, the Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir author — who shares Krishna with longtime on-and-off-again boyfriend Adam Dell — opened up about the joys of motherhood.

“I try to hug my daughter as often as I can,” Padma gushed to Closer in May. “Because nothing gives me more pure joy on a visceral level.” The bond Padma shares with her sweet daughter is even extra special considering she never thought she would experience motherhood. Around 2003, the beloved TV host was diagnosed with the painful gynecological condition endometriosis.

“I was told I couldn’t have children,” the model revealed at the time. Luckily, Padma was able to receive a surgery that eventually allowed her to conceive Krishna with her venture capitalist beau. “Now I know what life is like on the other side,” continued Padma, who cofounded the Endometriosis Foundation of America in 2008.

Even though Padma has her hands full raising awareness for her foundation, hosting TV shows on the Food Network, among much more, the brunette beauty revealed she always prioritizes time with her daughter. “In 10 years, I’m not going to look back and say, ‘Oh, look at all these beautiful projects I’ve done,'” she explained. “I’m going to say, ‘Was I there for Krishna?'”

Padma is such a doting mama!

Scroll through the gallery below to check out pics from Padma and Krishna’s latest outing!

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