Padma LakshmiHer creative mind is continually working on new projects. It’s not surprising that she has been honoured with prestigious accolades over the last week. 

The food expert is now the proud owner of three Critics Choice Real TV Awards—one of which recognized her hosting duties on Chef of the YearHulu, and Hulu The Nation: Taste it—along with a James Beard Foundation Award.

Padma was on hand to accept her Critics Choice trophies, and as she told CelebHomes News in an exclusive interview on June 15, she was actually surprised by her reaction. She recalled, “I went on stage and burst out screaming.” “It was so surreal that it was overwhelming, and I burst into tears.” Although I wanted to win, I wasn’t sure if it was possible.

This was her exhaustion. Padma explained that she was returning from filming at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. So I boarded a plane to return home. Then, I changed my bag, bought new clothes, and headed for Chicago the next day. It was all blurred.