Los Angeles, Apr 27: 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. Also Read - Bajrang Dal Members in Bihar Force Muslim Man to Chant 'Jai Shri Ram', Thrash And Attempt to Slit His Throat on Refusal

“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. ALSO READ: Prince’s former band to reunite to honour him Also Read - Benedict Cumberbatch to play Satan in 'Good Omens'

“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.” Also Read - India, Moncaco should prioritise renewable energy, climate change for mutual benefit: Prez