Padma Lakshmi Welcomes a Daughter

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2009 file photo, Padma Lakshmi attends the Glamour Magazine 2009 Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file) AP Photo/Evan Agostini

"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi has given birth to a daughter, Krishna Thea Lakshmi.

Publicist Christina Papadopoulos says that the baby was born Saturday, and that both mother and daughter are "well and happy."

No other details were provided in an e-mail Monday.

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Lakshmi is host of Bravo's "Top Chef." She is the author of "Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day" and "Easy Exotic: A Model's Low-Fat Recipes From Around the World."

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