Los Angeles: Supermodel Padma Lakshmi has revealed music icon Prince had a huge influence during her growing up years.
Lakshmi, 45, was thinking of her late friend Prince, who died on April 21, reported People magazine.
"He was a huge influence on my life and my adolescence. I grew up with Prince. I remember seeing Apollonia when I was a teenage girl and doing my makeup like that. It was a really big part of my growing up," she said.
Prince's sudden death left an impact on Lakshmi. "I don't remember being this upset when any other performer passed away. Not Michael Jackson, not anybody. Bowie, yes, because I know Iman and David. And I knew Prince too, but I wasn't that close to him. But I just knew him. I've been depressed all week."