"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and judge Gail Simmons started the press tour off with a quick-fire challenge pitting old school "Top Chef" contestants vs. new Las Vegas cast members. The foodie ladies also had a Q&A session after.
So, how do these beauties balance a job that requires lots of eating, but still looking good on camera?
"There's no trick," says Padma. "I have to excercise. I box, I run up and down stairs, and I do a lot of weight training. When I come off the show I go into detox. I gain about 10-15 pounds during the season. We have two different dress sizes for me. It's true, it would be ridiculous if I didn't, right?"