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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

The trademark leer, the thumbs up, her rather addled expression – we have to ask: is the prince of pervy photogs getting his hooks into *Top Chef* temptress Padma Lakshmi? We spotted the unlikely pair looking cozy at Interview magazine’s party celebrating the soon-to-be-extinct Polaroid at Delicatessen the other night.

Terry Richardson, who made an unexpected MOTH appearance back in March, never met a curvy model/actress he didn’t like, of course, while the spicy dish in the tight black dress is on the rebound from her brainy ex, Salman Rushdie. I guess we won’t know for sure unless she turns up in a series of kinky pix in his next book; in other words, all we can do is prey.

-J.P.S.

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  • Jared Paul Stern