Friday, June 15, 2007

Breaking News: 28th Most Beautiful Lady in the World Officially Earns the “Lady” Part of Her Title

Possums, we have received word from across the pond that, in the immortal words of Tom Jones, “she’s a lady, whoa, whoa, whoa, she’s a lady.”

Yes, indeed. With the announcement that Salman Rushdie has received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Padma Lakshmi, as the wife of Sir Salman Rushdie, may now henceforth be called Lady Rushdie.

Unfortunately for our Padma, at least according to Wikipedia, she, as the wife of a knight, is “officially styled Lady [Rushdie] as a courtesy title only.” This is of little importance, of course, for, as Padma’s own website reminded us last year, “Padma is the 28th most beautiful lady in the world! That is, according to England-based Harpers and Queen.”

And that’s no courtesy title. Congratulations, Lady Rushdie.

However, do be careful, possums, when addressing her. As she told Esquire in 2006 for the “10 Things You Don’t Know About Women” feature, “We don’t think it’s cute to be referred to as ‘the little lady.’”


Anonymous said...

You must read this Top Chef recap! It's pretty scathing... and funny.

BigAssBelle said...

oh no! i didn't know she was married to the hunted one. eek! i'd probably live away from him too. isn't there still a price on his head? or a jihad or something scandalously frighteningly terrible?

i was very pleased by padma's appearance in the first episode of top chef. it looked as if she has drastically reduced her valium consumption and, as a result, her personality was in evidence. much less wooden, far more human.

OpheliaPain said...

Padma kind of horrifies me. She's like a pilled-out praying mantis in strappy heels. Albeit, she's head and boney shoulders above the pasty Pinnocchio WASP they had on the first season. She always looked put-out to even be, she'd rather have been playing croquet, or cultivating a trendy new neurological disorder.

Three cheers for the sci-fi Padma!

Debby T said...

I thought I heard that Padma and Rushdie are getting a divorce...