Padma Lakshmi
has always been a cutie!

The "Top Chef" star shared the most adorable throwback shot on Thursday via Instagram.

"Kindergarten in Queens #tbt," she posted along with the vintage shot of her much younger self. The 43-year-old has always had her beautiful smile -- and we love her little outfit!

Judging by this photo, Padma has always been destined to be in front of the camera. 

The model has been spotted out and about in NYC over the last week, looking super fashionable even in the freezing temperatures. 

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