The Uncomfortable Reason Giada De Laurentiis Has 'Bra Wars' With Herself

Taking off your bra at the end of the day? Best. Feeling. Ever. A long-time television host on the Food Network, Giada De Laurentiis, might be able to relate. The Daytime Emmy Award-winning host and author of now 10 cookbooks, already has enough on her plate. But add to that the battle she fights every day on the job. Hint: it has to do with her wardrobe.

One of the major stars of the popular cooking and lifestyle channel, De Laurentiis appears to have a minimalist, effortless fashion style much like her modern-day style of Italian cooking. As she told The Cut in 2018, "I like to wear casual clothes like jeans and a T-shirt." But underneath it all and behind that famous smile, there is a different story.

The "Everyday Italian" and "Giada at Home" host got a little intimate on a recent episode of the podcast, "The Important Things with Bobbi Brown," where she discussed everything from her next career move to the daily struggle in finding the right bra (she calls it having "bra wars" with her stylist and herself) among other key wardrobe pieces, like a pair of jeans that she doesn't think looks "like hell" when she wears it.

Giada De Laurentiis has a painful wardrobe problem

Born into an Italian family involved in show business (via Biography), Giada De Laurentiis may be quite familiar with Hollywood standards of beauty. However, that's not what she brought up when she mentioned the thought of undergoing surgery for breast implants during her podcast interview with Bobbi Brown. As she explained after the 38-minute mark, she wonders if they might help relieve her discomfort. Despite owning "thousands of bras," De Laurentiis said she hasn't found "one that works with everything." They poke out in the wrong places, she explained, adding that "it cuts me."

She has to pick her clothing more carefully than how it might look. The same might be said about her food. About 15 minutes into the podcast episode, De Laurentiis explained that she wanted to appeal to fans on "Everyday Italian" by making things easy, even recommending pre-packaged foods. Another cooking show on the Food Network, "Simply Giada," her cooking can be described as classic and simple dishes that can be put together quite quickly. Similarly, she likes easy, casual attire.

But off camera, she struggles with eating pre-packed foods, which she said make her feel unwell. De Laurentiis also said she struggles to clothe her distinct body type. She referenced her frizzy hair, what she described as her "bobblehead," and the length of her arms and legs as areas that have posed fashion obstacles. Celebrities are just like us, right?