Padma Laskhmi's bathtub photo praised as 'one hell of a selfie' by 'Top Chef' co-star: Look!

Padma Lakshmi is taking a breather!

The longtime host of Bravo's "Top Chef" has been working non-stop in 2019, and she revealed to her Instagram followers this week that she's finally getting a moment to regroup.

"When you’ve been on the road for six months straight and you finally get a minute (1) to yourself," Lakshmi captioned a photo of herself nude in a bathtub.

In the snap, the 49-year-old television personality lounges in a copper bathtub full of murky water and rose petals.

See the sultry Instagram shot in the gallery below:

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When you’ve been on the road for six months straight and you finally get a minute (1) to yourself 🧖🏾‍♀️ #tbt #selfcare #treatyourself #deepsigh
Here I am at 73 in my Birthday Suit!!!
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C O M I N G. S O O N. @poosh
Getting bigger and bigger and trying to embrace my new body everyday. It’s a journey and I’m so thankful to have such a supportive community🤰🏻🤰🏻🤰🏻
When Houston meets LA .. 💛 @playboy #ComingSoon
Portrait of a lady. @thombrowneny in #calfornia. Shot by @creativerehabnyc #subversive universe #barbie
‪This is what 30 looks like. My #BirthdaySuit Self love. Body positivity. Unapologetically me. Pre-show stretch and lipstick application #Not20Anymore‬
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We’re giving you all our Poosh tips for simplifying body care. Link in bio for healthier, smoother skin. #pooshtheboundaries
Another, because why not🧚🏼‍♀️
vacation mode
w/ @mertalas 🖤
Celebrating my birthday in my birthday suit. I’m thankful for my incredible fiancé, my beautiful family and friends, and my dad who is sending me love & blessings from above ♥️
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thank you @sixtyhotels for the beautiful stay. I may never be allowed back but it’s chill. Also my butt isn’t that white. It’s the sun. No it’s also that white.
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Suns out guns out I might have got a toouuuch crispy on the honeymoon #Aloe
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I lost a game of Jenga to Jessica Cornish. The loser (me) had to post a picture the other person (Jessica Cornish) picked... Smh and fml... I’m never playing Jenga with her ever again... 🚿 + 🐰 📸 : @jessiej
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Make up free Sunday’s #iwokeuplikethis I’ve had this outfit for years ⛱ photo credit my hot hubby @kroybiermann
on film, no makeup, no filters. Feeling super confident in my skin. I’ve been consistent with my routine – every morning, every night ✨Link in bio #proactiv_ambassador
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Festival season is here , I’m queer , and ready to party! 🌈🌈🌈 lets go summer 2019!
Love yourself as deeply as you love them.
told you it was drama @vogueitalia shot by @mertalas & @macpiggott
Well....I did this 10 years ago. #Tbt @playboy 🖤
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Fans and friends were quick to praise the star for the gorgeous photo:

Some notable celebs commented on the post, too, with "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson joking about the photo possibly showing too much, while her "Top Chef" co-star, Tom Colicchio weighed in by callinig it "one hell of a selfie."

Padma's moment of relaxation follows a busy year of filming for the star: Bravo announced at the first-ever BravoCon last weekend that the next season of "Top Chef" will be an all-stars season that was filmed in Los Angeles, and she also has been working on her new solo show for Hulu, which she revealed exclusively to AOL earlier this month will be called "Taste the Nation."

"The mission statement is to show what the country really looks like and how we eat. It’s called 'Taste the Nation,' so that tells you everything you need to know," Lakshmi told AOL. "We like to say things like, 'It’s as American as apple pie.' Not one ingredient in apple pie is indigenous to North America, including the apples. Everything is brought here. That’s what makes our country unique, is that we’re able to take the best of all of these immigrant influences that have come and contributed to our society and distill them into one American culture, which is really a microcosm for the best and the worst of the world."

Read our full interview with Padma Lakshmi here.

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