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Emmys 2010: How 'Top Chef' beat 'The Amazing Race' behind the scenes

August 29, 2010 |  7:18 pm

"The Amazing Race's"
amazing streak is over, and "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi thinks she had something to do with that.

"Top Chef" beat the CBS series for outstanding reality competition on Sunday.

"I was really, really mean to the host of 'Amazing Race' on the red carpet. I think I hit him thrice with my purse, and I told him I was taking him down," she said backstage.

Lakshmi and judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons said they were going to the Governors Ball for their "perfect dinner."

"Start with has a little protein, helps us retain water," Simmons advised.

But the beautiful Lakshmi begged to differ: "A cheeseburger with macaroni and cheese."

--Maria Elena Fernandez

Photo: Lakshmi, Colicchio and Simmons at the Emmys. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images