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Padma Lakshmi pitches burgers: Do you buy it?

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Padmalakshmi_lTop Chef Season 5 is officially over, but you won’t have to wait long for your next Padma Lakshmi fix: People.com reports that the model/chef/author/host has already shot a new commercial for Hardee’s Bacon Western Thickburger. Hang on a sec. Doesn’t it seem a little weird that Lakshmi — a model-thin health nut who wrote a book of low-fat recipes — is hawking fast food, let alone something called a “thickburger”? And would Padma’s famously picky palate really be down with Hardee’s? Somehow we always imagined her diet to be more along the lines of…

Breakfast: Freshly picked mangoes covered in honey that she harvests with her bare hands from wild beehives.

Lunch: Locally grown dandelion salad, glass of room temperature rainwater.

Dinner: Pomegranate juice, steamed bamboo, one Pez tablet (a girl’s gotta treat herself!).

What do you think PopWatchers? Do you believe Padma would actually eat a Thickburger? And on a serious note, how awesome does a Bacon Thickburger sound right now? Yum.

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