On Sunday, July 25th Hooters is running an ad in The Columbus Dispatch announcing that while the state of Ohio may have lost a “king” to Miami, they just gained a queen.
LeAngela Davis, a Hooters Girl from Columbus was crowned Miss Hooters International 2010 during the 14th Annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant earlier this month.
She is the first African American to win the Miss Hooters International competition.
LeAngela returned home to Ohio with the coveted title within the Hooters system, $50,000 and will be the face of Hooters for the next 12 months.
Her future plans include: representing Hooters at the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic in Raleigh, NC; a trip to Iraq and Kuwait to visit troops during Hooters Let Freedom Wing Tour; and photo shoots for Hooters Calendar and Magazine.
“LeAngela has been an exemplary Hooters Girl since she began her career 4 years ago,” said Mike McNeil the VP of Marketing for Hooters of America. “She is beautiful, intelligent, graceful, incredibly photogenic and a joy to work with for our many national marketing projects. She is going to make a terrific spokesperson for the 17,000 Hooters Girls worldwide and our 455 Hooters Restaurants.”
A Hooters Girl of 4 years, LeAngela has already been featured in the Hooters Calendar, Hooters Magazine, Billboards, TV Commercials and 2 Hooters Dream Girl TV shows.
Hooters of America, Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 460 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 28 foreign countries. The first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida.