OCEANSIDE, Calif., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready for the hottest event of the summer – and it isn't the wings! 17 Hooters locations in Southern California, Washington & Oregon are sending their Hooters Girls to compete in the swimsuit contest regional finals at ICON LA Ultra Lounge and invite the community to come out and support their favorite local Hooters Girl on May 12, 2012.
Over 50 Hooters Girls will be competing in the contest in hopes to advance to the 16th Annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant. The top 3 Hooters Girls will head to Miami, Florida, competing for the Miss Hooters International title, over $150,000 in cash and prizes, a feature in Hooters Calendar and star in national TV commercials. Also, this year, a trip for two to Miami to watch the Hooters International Pageant live will be given away to a lucky patron.
"The swimsuit finals pageant is one of the largest events we host regionally," said Rick Leukert, CEO of the Hooters franchise. "It is always exciting to see what Hooters Girls will be representing Southern California, Washington & Oregon at the International Pageant and is a great opportunity for our guests to cheer on their favorite Hooters Girls." The contest will begin at 7 PM at ICON LA Ultra Lounge, above Hooters of Downtown Los Angeles. The address is 1248 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015. A portion of the contest proceeds will benefit the Kelly Jo Dowd Breast Cancer Foundation.
Hooters of America, LLC is the franchisor and operator of over 430 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 27 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, www.twitter.com/Hooters, www.YouTube.com/Hooters or www.Facebook.com/Hooters.
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