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Can Someone Cook up a Personality for Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi?

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We'll admit that Padma Lakshmi , host of Bravo TV's Top Chef is nice to look at, and she may have brains, too, but the model-actress-author does seem to lack a key ingredient in TV hosting: A little fire in the kitchen...salt'n'pepa in her other words -- a personality.

But Salman Rushdie's ex isn't alone in this department. Blandness and the monotone delivery almost seem to be a prerequisite for female reality TV hosts. Other examples include:

Brooke Burke's work on Rockstar: Supernova .

Or Julie Chen on Big Brother :

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Now if only Ann Curry (The Today Show, Dateline) could host a show like America's Got Talent ...then we'd have a superfecta!

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