relax, it's from an accident
padma lakshmi host and star of bravo tv's top chef has a large unsightly scar on her arm. it's not some disease or something gross. in fact, padma only was in an accident.
When she was 14 years old, she was involved in a serious automobile accident, causing an injury of her right arm, which required surgery leaving a 7 inch scar, between her elbow and shoulder.