The competition in the kitchen on Top Chef is always filled with drama and egos, but host Padma Lakshmi tells OK! that the season finale of the Bravo series, which airs June 11, is really going to leave people salivating!

"Lots of excitement and surprises. I just finished filming it. It’s pretty exciting," she revealed at the FiFi Awards in New York City.

Recently judge Ted Allen (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) blogged that the finale included a controversial decision, but Padma sees things slightly differently. "I don’t know what he means by that. But there will be a surprise; I think you guys are in for a few dramatic surprises."

Meanwhile, the very svelte host admits that she has to watch her waistline after eating all that food as the show tapes. "I do get full… I box, jump rope. I lift weights and I go on the treadmill. I do whatever I can."

Well, whatever it is, it’s working!

By Jocelyn Vena

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