The highly articulate Lakshmi has an affinity for local history and culture, and she elaborated on the fact that "New Orleans is the only place in America that has a completely different ethnic food and yet it's very American.
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In 1984, when she was 14 years old, Lakshmi was hospitalized for three weeks, and eventually diagnosed with Stevens–Johnson syndrome, which is caused by hypersensitivity to an infection or certain kinds of medications.
The injury to her arm required surgery, which left her with a 7-inch scar between her elbow and shoulder.
As a teenager growing up in Los Angeles, Lakshmi was bullied and endured racial taunts from classmates, which caused her to struggle to overcome "internalized self-loathing." Lakshmi graduated from Workman High School in the City of Industry, California.
She is a 1992 graduate of Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she received a BA with Honors, in Theatre Arts.
Lakshmi was able to pay off her college loans by working as a model and actress.
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