By Heather Ericson, EnStarz | Jun 25, 2012 07:53 PM EDT
The winner of the 16th Annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant is Amanda Jemini. The 21-year-old, who works at the Hooters of Roca Baton in Florida, was selected among 100 Hooter Girl contestants and crowned the winner on Saturday's competition. She won a $50,000 cash prize and will represent Hooters as the Miss Hooters International 2012.
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In addition to the cash prize, Jemini will also appear in the famous Hooters Calendar and appear in Hooter campaigns and commercials.
"This was my first time participating in the Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant and it was an unbelievable experience," said Jemini. "The week leading up to pageant day was filled with early wake up calls, hair and makeup and all-day photo shoots, but the real highlight was meeting wonderful kids at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. It was special to spend time with them and help to lift their spirits."
The 100 contestants were chosen from 18,000 Hooter girls worldwide.
There are over 460 Hooters restaurants across the U.S. It also has branches in 24 other countries.
The appearances of the waitresses is the main feature of the restaurant. A "Hooters Girl" is a waitress employed by the restaurant chain. They wear a white tank top with "Hootie the Owl" and short orange running shorts.
The Miss Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant has been held since 1996, a competition of Hooters Girls from around the world.
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