Padma Lakshmi had the cleverest response after The New Yorker’s Instagram account confused the Indian author and “Top Chef” host with Indian actress Priyanka Chopra by accidentally tagging Chopra in a photo of Lakshmi.
“Thank you to the illustrious ‘@nydailynews’ for the shoutout,” Lakshmi wrote in a caption to go with a screen shot of the mistake, deliberately tagging the wrong publication. “I know to some we all look alike, but… #desilife #justindianthings.”
The New Yorker has since deleted the Instagram post. Reps for Chopra and the magazine did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Chopra is known for starring on ABC’s “Quantico” as Alex Parrish for three seasons, as well as for films like “Kaminey” and “Baywatch.” She will next be seen in “The Sky Is Pink.” The actress is also known for her marriage to pop singer Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers in 2018. The power couple has a show in the works together at Amazon that is based on the Indian pre-wedding dance tradition of the Sangeet.
Lakshmi hosted Bravo’s reality competition cooking series “Top Chef” from its second season in 2006 to 2018. She has also published three cookbooks and a memoir.