For the magazine's May 2009 shoot, Padma, a judge and the host of Bravo's "Top Chef," said she "exercised an extra bit," but didn't overdo it.
"I think I look better when I have a little bit of weight on," she said. "My breasts are fuller and I'm curvier than when I'm at my thinnest."
Padma showed off her famous arm scar in her spread — which she revealed came from a car accident as a teen.
"I love it because it makes me a person who has an interesting past, and it reminds me that I can survive any pain," she told the mag.
Sharon Leal from the upcoming TV drama "Limelight," and Lynn Collins, an upcoming star of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," also stripped down to their birthday suits for the issue celebrating confidence and women's bodies.
And Lynn, who posed seated at a table, revealed that though her body looks picture perfect now, as a child she had to wear leg braces to correct a misalignment.
"The fact that my legs went through all of that makes me especially proud of them," she said.
"Love your body," she added. "It could be the only one you get" she added.
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