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