Padma Lakshmi

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has signed a development deal to create a half-hour comedy, according to Variety.

Check out Padma's outrageous fashions over the past five seasons of Top Chef

Playing off her Top Chef background, the show will star Lakshmi as a single woman working in the culinary world (Single Servingis one possible title). Executive producer Charlie Corwin and Lakshmi are currently in talks with writers and are hammering out specifics.

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News of Lakshmi's new project comes on the heels of her Emmy nomination (with co-host Tom Colicchio) for outstanding reality-competition host.

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The Indian-born beauty got her start in modeling, before moving into acting with parts in the ABC miniseries The Ten Commandments, as well as feature films The Mistress of Spices, Boom and Mariah Carey's Glitter.

What do you think? Padma = side-splitting?