14th Annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant (Video)

Hooters girls patying bikiniThe most beautiful Hooters Girls from Hooters’ 455 locations around the World will be competing at the Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant on July 10th. This year, 100 Hooters Girls from Australia to Atlanta are heading to Fort Lauderdale, FL to compete for $150,000 in cash and prizes at the 14th Annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant.

The Hooters Girl contestants were selected to represent their hometowns by competing in local swimsuit contests or were individually chosen to represent their Hooters location. They were selected from over 17,000 Hooters Girls worldwide who presently work in one of the 455 Hooters restaurants across the world.

The week leading up to the pageant the Hooters Girls will be participating in Hooters Magazine and Hooters Calendar photo shoots as well as supporting charitable efforts. On Monday, July 5th the Hooters Girls packed 20,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency that delivers meal packets throughout the world. The Hooters Girls also made a trip to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, July 7th to visit the children there.

The 14th Annual International Swimsuit Pageant will take place at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and will be broadcast live on Spike TV at 9 PM ET on July 10th, shown in Hooters restaurants across the country and streamed live at Hooters.com. From evening gowns to swimsuits, the contestants will be judged by a distinguished panel of celebrity judges and photographers.

The first place contestant, Miss Hooters International 2010, will return home with the crown, title and the $50,000 first place prize. She will represent Hooters for the year and be featured in the Hooters Magazine, Hooters Calendar and appear in national TV commercials.

Other awards will be presented to Miss Hooters World, representing Hooters 28 international countries; Miss Hooters Congeniality; Miss Hooters Magazine Reader’s Choice, who is selected based on voting at www.Facebook.com/Hooters and Miss Photogenic.

Hooters of America, Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 455 Hooters restaurants in 42 states and 28 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: 100 Hooters Girls From Around the World Compete in the 14th Annual Miss Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant on July 10th in Fort Lauderdale, FL