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Padma Lakshmi Admits To Changing Her Name As A Kid After Being Bullied At School: 'They Didn't Feel I Was American'

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Padma Lakshmi opens up about not fitting in!

Padma Lakshmi is revealing all!

Promoting her new memoir, Love, Loss, And What We Ate, the Top Chef host previously opened up about being molested as a child.

In an interview with People, the 45-year-old also speaks about her experience growing up in America, including deciding to change her name.

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Padma divulged:

"I was this tall when I was 13 in eighth grade. I had a very long neck, I used to get called E.T., Skeletor, giraffe, you name it."

In an attempt to fit in at school, she confesses to temporarily choosing a new name to go by:

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