By Olivia Bahou
Updated Sep 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

As if hot Hollywood moms like Kim Kardashian West and Heidi Klum weren’t proof enough, Padma Lakshmi is here to show that it's natural for motherhood and sexuality to coexist. The Top Chef host took to Instagram on Thursday to share a sultry snap of herself clad in lingerie.

In the photo, the 46-year-old poses against a bathroom sink in a lacy bra and high-waist black bottoms. “Don’t hate because I’m in lingerie. Moms do that sometimes,” she captioned the photo.

What else does this working mom do? Gush about her 6-year-old daughter Krishna Thea. Lakshmi told People that her daughter wants to be a singer. “Right now she wants to be a pop star and she has music lessons three out of seven days of the week,” she said. Luckily, Mom has her priorities in order.

“I would like her to do what I did, which was finish college before she starts modeling,” she said. “I think having an education is very important for a whole host of reasons. I want her to be happy and healthy and do what naturally interests her.”

Preach, Padma.