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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 stew...in other words -- a personality.

But Salman Rushdie'sex 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!