Padma Lakshmi of "Top Chef" Works on Hardee's Western Bacon Thickburger

 - Mar 29, 2009   Updated: Jun 7 2011
References: hardees & daveibsen.typepad
Paris Hilton made washing a car look hot for Carl's Jr., and now Padma Lakshmi of "Top Chef" has similarly sexified fast food for Hardee's.

In this ad for the Hardee's Western Bacon Thickburger, Padma Lakshmi emphasizes her impressive culinary resume before sitting down to savor the giant burger. To see other ways fast food has been made fabulous, check out the articles below.

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