Wow. Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi is doing an ad for Hardee's Bacon Western Thickburger. From

"I think it's a beautiful love song to food," Lakshmi says of her new ad. "I think eating in itself is the act of great sensuality, so all you have to do is point the camera in the right direction."

A Hardee's rep tells me that the air date is March 30 in all Hardee's markets. (And also that Padma "was totally hot and a real class act. Can really put down a burger, too.")

I'm guessing that the commercial will hit the web soon thereafter, for all of you outside of Hardee's markets.

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