Patridge was singing the "American Idol" contestant's praises on Wednesday night at a party celebrating Maxim's Hot 100 list, on which the reality-TV star came in at #57.
"I actually was at 'American Idol' [on Tuesday night] and went to dinner with Adam after," she said. "And I think he's gonna win!"
Patridge doesn't just think he's going to win because they're besties; she also thinks he has the chops to make it all the way and even find success outside the show. "I love Adam," she said. "I think he's so talented, and he always puts on a good show. He's very talented, and I think he's the next big thing."
Last month, Patridge told MTV News how she struck up her relationship with the "Idol" hopeful. "[We met] through mutual friends a few years ago," she said. "He's the nicest guy! ... Adam Lambert is a close friend of mine and he's one of the most talented and sincere people I know. He definitely has my vote!"
Patridge also gushed about his singing ability: "He has an amazing voice. He's very talented, and I really, really think he's going to win."
To increase her buddy's chances of winning, especially now that there's less than a week until a winner is declared, she's getting everyone she knows to vote for Lambert week after week. "I have all my friends voting," she said. "My family's voting. Everyone's in love with him."
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