Padma Lakshmi shows off toned abs in a black bikini: ‘This is 52’

Do you smell what Padma Lakshmi is cooking?

The Top Chef host rang in her 52nd birthday on Thursday in a vibrant flower crown and a stunning black string bikini that showcased her curves and toned abs.

"This is 52," she captioned her post on Facebook.

The author's post welcomed a collection of fans and followers celebrating Lakshmi's life.

"Between being blessed, working incredibly hard and your passion for life . . . . You ARE truly a legend!" one message read. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! The barriers you have broken!"

"She doesn't age. The ageless beauty is a great inspiration," another commenter added.

"Such a natural beauty inside and out," another wrote.

"A tribute to how beautiful middle-aged women can be. Inspiration to other women," one person shared.

Of course, Lakshmi is no stranger to celebrating her body. In July, she posted a video to Instagram of herself jumping onto a pool float.

The star, who is mom to 12-year-old daughter Krishna, wore a white bikini and paid special attention to her stretch marks.

"My swamp ass needed this!!!," she captioned the video, adding the hashtags #stretchmarksandall and #nofilter.

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