No offense to Padma, but I think I preferred Katie Lee Joel as Top Chef host. She seems genuinely warm and spunky, and forewent the concerned expression that became Padma's mainstay. Plus, as shown here, she has terrific style. Rocking the high-waisted shorts is not as easy as Misha Barton'd like to think! I think she should go with the black hat; do you?
[Image via Hangin' in the Hamptons]