Miss HOOTERS Girls International 2008 crowned Sara Hoots winner from San Antonio, Texas. Sara has been a Hooters Girl in Selma, Texas. As winner of the 12th Annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant she received $50,000 in prize money. The beauty pageant and swimsuit competition brought together 128 Hooters Girl contestants from 446 Hooters restaurants around the globe crowning Hoots the best of competition.
There’s a Hooters Hotel casino and restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. The winner results have always been a favorite post of our readers.
Contestants competed in swimsuits to evening gowns and were judged by celebrities including IndyCar racer, Helio Castroneves; E! Entertainment Host, Michael Yo; Actor, D.B. Sweeney; ESPN’s “Stump the Schwab”, Howie Schwab; Professional Golfer, John Daly; Top Fuel Dragster, Brandon Bernstein; Miami Heat Point Guard, Gary Payton; NBA Player and Best Damn Sports Show Period co-host, John Salley. The host of the swimsuit pageant, for the second year, was Sports Announcer and host of Fox Sports Net Best Damn Sports Show Period, Chris Rose.
Sara Hoots will represent Hooters as their best Hooters Girl, cheerleader and the all American girl. It must have been a difficult time for the judges to pick someone from all of the beauty assembled in one place. Who would have guessed that no other than Ms. Hoots will be representing Hooters as their winner.
There were four top finalists in the competition who also won prizes. First runner up, Heather Brady, representing Killeen, TX received $15,000 in cash plus prizes; Nesie Daglis who represented Downtown Atlanta was second runner up and won $10,000 and in third place was Vanessa Ferbeyre, Miss Miami took home $8,000. Serina Snelling, was 4th runner up and received $7,000 from Hampton, VA. Other winners from the top 10 finalists include Brittany Johnson of Johnson City, TN; Nikki Longtin, from Lakeland, FL; Marie Butler who represented the Original Hooters of Clearwater, from St. Petersburg, FL; Amanda Murphy from Murfreesboro, TN; and LeAnglea David, representing Columbus, OH.
Hooters is an international company and recognition of that achievement they crowned Suzie Fu from Beijing, China, as Miss Hooters World. Ms. Photogenic award and a $5,000 photo shoot went to Sarah Barret of Lafayette, IN. Ms. Congeniality was voted by the contestants and won by Emma Cam from Australia.
This year the contest was broadcast live to Hooters restaurants across the country from the Broward Theatre for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During the swimsuit competition diners at Hooters sent in over 130,000 text votes for their favorite during the show. Viewer’s Choice Award went to Stormie Hawkins from Peoria, IL.
Miss HOOTERS Girls International 2008 crowned Sara Hoots winner from Texas.