Interactive Player Available: Columbus, OH Hooters Girl LeAngela Davis Crowned Miss Hooters International 2010
ATLANTA, July 12 /PRNewswire/ — LeAngela Davis, a Hooters Girl from Columbus, OH, was crowned Miss Hooters International during the 14th Annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant held in Fort Lauderdale, FL on July 10th. Among the many prizes and opportunities that accompany the crown, this Hooters Girl of 4 years will take home the first place prize of $50,000 as well as be featured in Hooters Magazine, national marketing campaigns and TV commercials.
LeAngela was selected from 100 Hooters Girl contestants who traveled from all over the world to represent Hooters’ 455 locations in 29 countries. From evening gowns to swimsuits, the contestants were judged by a celebrity panel of judges including: Chelsea Lately’s Chuy Bravo; E! Entertainment host Michael Yo; reality TV series Survivor star and former Hooters Girl, Jerri Manthey; rock musician Ryan Cabrera and former member of Pussycat Dolls, Ashley Roberts. The show was broadcast live on Spike TV and was hosted by Dan Cortese and backstage co-host Carrie Keagan.
“LeAngela is everything that encompasses a Hooters Girl in beauty and personality,” stated Beth Taylor, Pageant Director. “She is gorgeous, well spoken, outgoing and has the ability to make everyone she is in contact with smile.”
In addition to the winner, there were 4 top finalists all of whom received cash prizes. Rachel Mortenson, representing Phoenix, AZ was first runner up and received $15,000; Ashleigh Dunn, from Newnan, GA took home $10,000 was second runner up, third place runner up went to Susan Murray, representing Katy, TX, winning $8,000; Janet Layug representing Lakeland, FL was the 4th place runner up and received $7,000. Finishing out the top 10 finalists in no particular order are Theresa Trujillo from Campbell, CA; Chelsie Hurst, representing Saginaw, MI; Elizabeth Johnston representing Central Carolina; Tia Jackson from Saugus, MA and Lindsey Way representing Fort Lauderdale, FL. All received $2,000 each.
Ms. Photogenic was awarded to Sam Arena representing Hooters of Cumberland, GA in Atlanta, who received a professional photo shoot valued at $5,000. Miss Congeniality was awarded to Jamaica Nicolson from South Africa who received $2,500. In recognition of Hooters international expansion, the Miss Hooters World award and $5,000 was given to Naty Gaviria representing Colombia.
The pageant was held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, FL and was broadcast live on Spike TV. Raleigh Hooters Girl Stephanie Haney received the Viewer’s Choice Award by receiving the majority of over 175,000 text and Facebook votes that were cast during the pageant from fans.
Hooters of America, Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 450 Hooters restaurants in 43 states and 26 foreign countries. The first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Hooters is well-known for its brand of food and fun, featuring a casual beach-theme atmosphere, a menu that features seafood, sandwiches and Hooters’ nearly world famous chicken wings, and service provided by the All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls. For more information about Hooters visit www.hooters.com.
What: Columbus, OH Hooters Girl LeAngela Davis Crowned Miss Hooters International 2010
When: Monday, July 12, 2010
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