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Padma Lakshmi's Salacious Carl's Jr. Ad

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Which New 'RHONJ' Star Loves Prayer—and Porn?

Get to know freshman cast members Nicole Napolitano, Teresa Aprea, and Amber Marchese.

New season, new Housewives!

When RHONJ returns in July, Teresa Giudice, Dina Manzo, and Melissa Gorga will be joined by three freshman cast members: Nicole Napolitano, Teresa Aprea (that's pronounced tuhr-ESS-uh), and Amber Marchese.

So what are these three like on the small screen? We have exclusive clips introducing the new stars. Who overcame a battle with breast cancer? Who moved back in with her family after a painful divorce? And who has a predilection for X-rated material—and going to church? Watch below.

Nicole Napolitano is one-half of the twins joining the Housewives. "I'm a hot bunch of fun," she says of her approach to life. But she's got a fiery streak too: "Once you piss me off, I have to let it out. You can take the girl out of Brooklyn, but not the Brooklyn out of a girl." The mother of two boys, Nicole also opens up about her struggle of divorce—and moving back in with her parents.

Click to watch Teresa Aprea and Amber Marchese

Nicole's sister, Teresa Aprea, says she's the "bitchier twin" and is ready to come to the defense of her sibling whenever necessary. She's also dealt with divorce, but after 11 years apart, she reconciled with her husband. "There's something about us....he can't stay away from me," she says. Perhaps the best joy of her life: being a mother. Watch her explain.

Click to watch Amber Marchese

Amber Marchese has a simple motto when it comes to dealing with drama; "If you have an issue, just f---ing say it!" So it might make sense that she describes herself as a "little bit of a control freak." Despite her spitfire personality, the mother of four is in a happy marriage with her husband James and she isn't afraid to talk about her predilection towards X-rated entertainment—and going to church. Watch her explain.

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Padma Lakshmi's Salacious Carl's Jr. Ad

The 'Top Chef' host’s commercial spiced things up for the fast food joint.

Every Thursday, celebrate #TBT with us as we open the vault to share photos and videos of Bravolebrities before they were famous—or revisit memorable moments from our shows. This week, we’re throwing it back to Padma Lakshmi’s intimate moment with a Carl’s Jr. Western Bacon burger.

Having featured some of the world’s most famous chefs and foodies over the years, Top Chef has earned its respective seat at the elite culinary world’s table. And since 2006, Bravo viewers have come to know Padma as the nice—but no-nonsense—host of the Emmy Award-winning competition show.

So in 2009 when Padma turned up in a racy TV ad for Carl’s Jr., it naturally raised a few eyebrows. Even revered Madison Ave trade publication, Ad Week, heralded the commercial as “redefining food porn.” Here's an extended version of the sexy ad that pushes the savory envelope.

But the question remains, would Padma ever really eat a Carl’s Jr. burger? Turns out the answer is yes. “I love food way too much to starve myself just to look good. I will put in the work at the gym so I can enjoy what I eat,” she has said.

And for the model-turned-host, this gig wasn’t simply about hawking a product. In her second cookbook, Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet, Padma actually credits Carl’s Jr. for bringing her away from her vegetarian upbringing during her teenage years. "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," she wrote.

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