VIDEO: Padma Lakshmi + a Mouthful of Meat = Pure Genius
Padma Lakshmi must hate vegetarians.
The 38-year-old Top Chef host stars in a new commercial for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, and if there’s such a thing as burger porn, this is it.
Lakshmi doesn’t just eat a Carl’s Jr.’s Western Bacon Cheeseburger. She devours it ravenously. She makes love to it with her teeth. Then she hikes up her skirt and licks the running grease and ketchup off of her palm.
As she explains in her 2007 cookbook, Tangy, Tart, How and Sweet, the Western Bacon Cheeseburger has been a passionate subject for Lakshmi since she was a teen.
“The sublimely pleasurable taste of bacon…was further enhanced by its mingling with the barbeque sauce, greedily licked off as it dripped down my teenage fingers,” Lakshmi wrote.
Whew—who’s mouth isn’t watering right about now?