On June 25th Sam Arena of Atlanta, GA placed in the top 5 of Hooters 15th Annual International Swimsuit Pageant on June 25th. Sam, a Hooters Girl from the Hooters of Cumberland on Cobb Parkway, placed 2nd Runner Up and received $10,000 during the event which will air on Spike TV July 22nd.
Hooters 435 locations around the world were represented by 100 Hooters Girl contestants who advanced to the finals through local and regional contests or were selected as the top Hooters Girls to represent their city.
The Hooters 15th Annual International Swimsuit Pageant was held at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, FL. Dan Cortese hosted the event with a celebrity panel of judges including: television personality Leeann Tweeden ; Dallas Mavericks Star, Shawn Marion ; UFC Octagon Girl, Arianny Celeste ; Actor, Verne Troyer; Only Female Scout in the NBA and Model, Bonnie-Jill Laflin .