Padma Lakshmi & Brandon Maxwell Are Honored Alongside Other Prominent New Yorkers Like J.Lo, NBD

Padma Lakshmi & Brandon Maxwell Are Honored Alongside Other Prominent New Yorkers Like J.Lo, NBD

These Bravolebs are among the A-listers on Variety’s The New Power of New York List 2019.

By Tamara Palmer
Padma Lakshmi Brandon Maxwell Power

Two beloved Bravolebs who are proud to live in NYC have been honored in Variety’s The New Power of New York List 2019 for combining artistic excellence with extraordinary business prowess and influence. 

Padma Lakshmi landed on the Power List for balancing many roles, including mother, author, activist for social justice, and host of Bravo's Top Chef and her heart for helping others. The publication noted that she does it all with an incredible sense of humor and her budding role as an organizer of charitable comedy events benefitting women shows off her philanthropic calling.

Likewise, Brandon Maxwell's momentous expansion from fashion designer for Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Lawrence into the broadcast world as a judge on Project Runway earned him a spot alongside Lakshmi.

By the way, the Power List also includes prominent New Yorkers like Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lopez, NBD. Just kidding — it's a huge honor that is well-deserved!

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