2018 marked the 22nd celebration of the Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant. Held at the zMAX Dragway outside Charlotte, NC, 80 Hooters Girls from around the world competed for the crown. They spent five busy days participating in photo shoots, interviews, rehearsals and pre-pageant events and came from every walk of life, from college students and top fitness competitors, to nurses and moms. If only we had 80 crowns.
Laiken Baumgartner is currently studying Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management with a double minor in International Business and Science at Auburn University. When she’s not cheering on the tigers, you can find Laiken at Hooters of Douglasville, where she’s been a Hooters Girl for over two and a half years. This two-time Hooters Calendar Girl is an avid animal lover who enjoys spending her free time walking dogs at Lee County Humane Society.
Mariana has been a Hooters Girl for 4 years. When she is not serving world famous chicken wings in Costa Rica, she can be found in the gym.