Hooters America now owns 160 restaurants and franchises over 430 establishments. The company’s biggest selling point is the waitresses who became known as the Hooters Girls who became recognizable by their uniforms of tight vests and orange shorts. It’s hardly a surprise that the Hooters brand has come under fire for its use of sex appeal to sell a product, and many believe that it’s a concept that belongs in the 80s and 90s.
Nevertheless, many waitresses who have worked there have achieved huge success through the company’s yearly bikini pageants and famous calendars which are published for charity. The majority of the women who have achieved the most success from working at the company are often intelligent and hard-working individuals that used the brand to push their careers in other endeavours.
Whatever you feel about the Hooters brand it is hard to deny its impact, and the potential for building a huge fan base for the waitresses. Such a fan base creates opportunities for them use the company as stepping stone into the entertainment industry or as a way to fund studies in university. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 15 of the hottest and most successful Hooters Girls, that have appeared in the calendars, on television, other publications or simply became a success in another industry altogether.
15. Victoria Rachoza
Victoria Rachoza is a glamour model from the North Tampa Florida Bay area. She was featured in the 2016 Hooters calendar and was one of the top competitors for the Hooters 20th Annual International Swimsuit Pageant, which took place at the Pearl Theater, at the Palms in Las Vegas.
Nowadays, according to her Linkedin profile, instead of working as a Hooters waitress, in the same year that she was featured in the calendar, Victoria became a marketing consultant for a cyber security firm. It’s her job to liaise with clients and assess their specific and individual security needs.
14. Amanda Steinbecker
Amanda Steinbecker is originally a farm girl from Fairview Heights, Illinois and has recently obtained a degree in medical biology and chemistry. In addition, she has ambitions to pursue a career in medical sales.
Amanda worked as a waitress for Hooters and was 2017 Hooters International Pageant Top 10 finalist. She has also won her place as a Hooters Calendar Girl in 2015, 2016, and is currently Miss December 2017.
Currently, Amanda is a volunteer for the Humane Society, and at the time of writing is currently ranked 7th on the Maxim’s Finest fan voted competition to win a $25,000 and a featured spread in their magazine.
13. Casey Luckey
Casey Luckey that was selected as one of 200 girls a 2016 and 2017 Hooters Calendar girl from the Miami Fort Lauderdale Area, She was a Miss Hooters International Top Ten entrant. Casey has dreams of running her own fitness company one day and is a volunteer for Canine Companions for Independence.
Casey has since become a spokesperson for VPX Sports, a model for Bang Energy drinks and her most notable achievement so far is featuring with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in the 2014 film Blended. Casey continues to work as a model, so she can fund her studies and go back to school and further her career in the industry of her choice.
12. Holly Madison
Holly Madison was born in Astoria, Oregon and was once a waitress and a bikini contestant for Hooters. Her appearances at the restaurant and the Hawaiian Tropic contests led to High Hefner’s physician inviting Holly to a party at the Playboy Mansion, where she would eventually move in and officially become one Hefner’s girlfriends.
Living at the mansion, gave her the opportunity to become a television personality starring in the E! Network’s The Girls Nextdoor reality series. After her split with Hefner in 2008, Holly continued with her television career in addition to becoming an actress, a model, and a New York Times best-selling author. She has made appearances in films like The House Bunny, Scary Movie 4, and Sharknado 3.
11. Lydia Hipkiss
In 2015 Lydia Hipkiss from Nottingham (the last remaining Hooters restaurant in the UK), was the first Hooters contestant from the UK to make it into the Hooters Calendar. She made her first appearance in the Hooters calendar for 2016 and 2017 and was crowned Hooters Miss World in 2015.
She became a waitress at the famous establishment, so she could fund her studies and obtain a degree in maths. In addition to her degree she also has a pilots license, but in an interview with FEMAIL, she said she plans to continue to work at the establishment until she finds a job in her chosen career path.
10. Jordyn Chessmore
Jordyn Chessmore is from the Greater Los Angeles area, she’s a Miss Boise Hooters 2015, Miss Idaho USA 2015, and Miss California USA 2016. She has featured in the Hooters calendar on several occasions with her most recent appearance being in the 2016 calendar.
Jordyn went to Boise State University and studied Communication and Media Studies, and her ambition is to work in the media industry. According to her LinkedIn profile she currently works as a Coordinator at Safety Child, a company that creates ID cards, bracelets and Lost and Found Apps for parents to locate and keep tabs on their children.
9. Megan Pugh
Megan Pugh is a third-year environmental student from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and she won the 20th Annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant for the Miss World title in 2016. Prior to this, she won Miss Hooters Western Canada 2016, and Miss Dallas Tropic Beauty. As a result, she was featured in the 2017 Hooters Calendar and received $50,000 in prize money and two guaranteed shoots for the company.
According to her LinkedIn profile she still works as a waitress at Hooters, she has a large following on social media, and at the time writing she is currently 12th in Maxim Magazines Finest fan voted competition.
8. Rachel Holtgrave
Raechel Holtgrave from Columbia, Missouri, had only graduated from the University of Missouri with majors in mathematics and actuarial science when she beat 132 other contestants to be with $50,000 and the title of Miss Hooters International back in 2009. She was then featured in the 2009 and 2011 editions of the Hooters Calendar.
Raechel currently resides in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, where she continued to improve herself. She still features on Modeling sites as available for shoots, but it looks like she’s putting her qualifications to good use. According to her LinkedIn profile, she currently has a career as an investment analyst for Atrium Investment Management in Australia
7. Brooke Adams
Brooke Adams is women’s wrestler that has previously worked for the WWE and eventually became the women’s singles champion, and tag team champion in their rival brand TNA. Prior to this, she worked as a Hooters Girl in Kirby, Texas, so she could afford to get her family an apartment – they were living out of her mother’s Daytona Hatchback.
She was a contestant in the Miss Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant in 2011 and 2012 and competed in the Miss Hawaiian Tropic bikini, and Miss USA contests. Brooke also featured in Playboy’s 2008 edition of Women of Hooters.
She became interested in wrestling because her agent told her she was “too ripped” to competing in bikini contests. After a brief stint on the independent wrestling circuit, Brooke returned to TNA in January 2017.
6. Janet Layug
A native of Lakeland, Florida Janet Layug was a Hooters Girl for over seven years. She featured in several Hooters magazines and was featured in the Hooters Calendar from 2009 to 2011. She was a top five competitor in the 2011 Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant and third place runner-up in 2013. Janet eventually placed first in the same competition in 2014.
Janet would eventually become a five-time IFBB professional fitness champion, and an official sponsored athlete for GAT — a sports supplement company. She now runs her own website called BikiniJanet.com providing expert fitness, diet, and training programs for those who want to get in shape.
5. Jena Frumes
Residing in Los Angeles, California, Jena Frumes is a former Hooters Girl that competed in the 2014 Hooters Miss International Pageant when she represented her home town of Atlanta, Georgia. Jena has since become a fitness model and an actress. She has a background in gymnastics, and track and field sports.
Instead of competing at Hooters events she now represents the Stay Blessed clothing brand at fitness and bodybuilding expo events. She has also become a social media star with over 2 million followers on Instagram, she even has her own brand of clothing which is sold at Smokshi.
4. Jessica Serrano
Jessica Serrano is a Hooters Girl that started working for the restaurant chain from the age of 18. She’s from Houston, Texas and quickly embarked on a successful modeling career which got her featured in the 2014 Hooters and the 2014 Bikini USA Calendars. She competed in bikini contest Miss Hooters Spring Texas in 2013 and is a full-time lingerie and promotional model.
Jessica has since been published in Maxim magazine for their Home Town Girls feature. In addition, she appeared in Playboy magazine in 2016 and continues to be a hit on social media with over 200,000 followers, promoting her modeling career.
3. Haven Gaston
Haven Gaston is Long Beach California and is a Hooters Girl that gained popularity with fans in the late nineties. She is still considered to be one of the most memorable faces of the Hooters brand and was the second ever competitor to win the Miss Hooters Swimsuit Pageant in 1998, after placing runner-up in the first in 1997. She was also the Hooters calendar cover girl two years running.
Haven’s other accomplishments include Miss Venus Swimwear in 1999, she was published in two special editions of Playboy magazine (Hardbodies and Natural Beauties). Additionally, Haven appeared in two mainstream films, Tigerland in 2000 and Adam Sandler’s The Waterboy in 1998.
2. Jesse Jane
Adult film star Jesse Jane got her start in the glamour modeling industry after becoming a Hooters Girl. She competed in the Hawaiian Tropic bikini contests and was a regional training coordinator for Hooters, which meant she trained new Hooters girls from four different states.
Jesse eventually went on to be a performer and contract girl for Digital Playground and was quickly considered one of the most popular performers in the adult industry. She made the crossover into mainstream several times with an appearance Entourage in 2005, and Middle Men in 2009. After a career in adult movies that has lasted nearly fifteen years, Jesse Jane announced her retirement in 2017 stating that the 2017 AVN awards would be her last.
1. Beverly Mullins
Beverly Mullins is a former wrestler and valet for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as Courtney Tayler and Daisy until 2010. Prior to her wrestling career, she was a Hooters Girl, that appeared in the 2006 edition of the Hooters Calendar and, made several appearances in Playboy magazine in their special Women of Hooters issue in 2008.
It was through competing in the Hooters bikini pageants, that Beverly met a road agent for the WWE, who also happened to be one of the judges on the panel, and it was him that introduced her to the world of professional wrestling.
Her accomplishments led to her induction in the Hooters Hall of Fame in 2008. Beverly is now enjoying and living her life in privacy and is a full-time mother and wife living Westchase, Tampa, Florida.
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