She may have been presenting an award instead of receiving one, but Melinda Messenger made sure she wowed when she stepped out on stage at the British Curry Awards 2013.
The former glamour model covered her curves in a midnight blue gown for the event at London's Battersea Evolution on Monday night.
The 42-year-old handed over the gong to Atul Kochhar for his restaurant, Benares, at the annual celebration organised by Enam Ali MBE.
The mother-of-three dazzled in the sequined knee-length gown, which featured a figure-hugging design and three-quarter length sleeves.
The star beamed as she arrived, before posing alongside celebrity make-up artist Gary Cockrell and TV builder Phil Turner.
Finishing off her look with smoky blue eye make-up and loose waves, before boosting her height in black, round-toed heels.
TV presenter Chris Tarrant played host for the evening, after arriving alongside girlfriend Jane Bird who also opted for a blue number.
The strapless velvet gown included thick straps, and was finished off with a large, statement necklace.
The colour was a popular one for the proceedings as chef James Martin's partner, Louise Davies, went for a slinky deep blue dress, complete with a thigh-high side split.