8 Celebs With a Hooters Girl Past

December 22, 2011  |  
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Regardless of how you feel about the tiny shorts and tinier tank top wearing waitresses at the chain boasting “the best wings,” Hooters has apparently been a jumping-off point for a handful of celebs. Keep reading to see which of your favorite celebs started out serving wings, and ended up on the red carpet.

1. Sofia Vergara

This month, Sofia Vergara of “Modern Family” tells Self magazine, “I’m grateful I have them, and honestly, they’ve helped me a lot in my career.” No, she’s not talking about her agent and manager—she’s talking about her breasts. She goes on, “I wanted surgery. I told my mom, ‘As soon as I’m older, please take these boobs away.’ She said, ‘Sofia, shut up. When you’re 18, it will be different.’ ‘I was like, ‘Why would I want these huge t–s?’ I’m a 34 DD. It’s hard to dress. No matter what I wear, I look like a stripper.”

2. Holly Madison

Before she was one of Hugh Hefner’s “Girls Next Door,” Holly Madison was a Hawaiian Tropic model and roller-skating Hooters waitress in Santa Monica. It was at Hooters that one of Hef’s friends met Holly and put her on a Playboy Mansion party list. She brought some of her “Hooter’s girlfriends.”

3. Naya Rivera

Not only has “Glee”‘s Naya Rivera been in the news lately for allegedly vandalizing her co-star and ex-boyfriend Mark Salling’s car, but now her job history has become a source of gossip. Naya used to be a Hooters waitress.

4. Katrina Darrell

“American Idol” contestant Katrina Darrell is most famous for wearing a bikini to her audition in 2009, but her friends at the local Hooters remember her for always leaving in the middle of shifts to go to auditions. After leaving one too many times, Katrina was fired. Her friends say, “All Katrina ever talked about was becoming famous. Her one aim in life was to make it in Hollywood.” Thankfully, “make it” has become a relative term.

5. Amy Adams

After graduating from high school, Amy Adams worked at Hooters for a few weeks. She said of the experience, “I wasn’t cut out to be a waitress, and I certainly wasn’t cut out to be a Hooters waitress. That was a short-lived ambition.” But she did manage to buy a car since she was “sick of taking the bus.” The only thing I can imagine being worse than wearing those tiny shorts at work is wearing them on a bus on the way to work!

6. Samantha Burke

Jude Law’s baby mama and aspiring model Samantha Burke, 26, was formerly a Hooters girl in Pensacola, FL. Then her life changed when she met Law outside of a bar in New York and ended up giving birth to Law’s fourth child after a brief affair.  Law has three children previously with ex-wife Sadie Frost.

7. Cori Rist

Tiger Woods’ alleged sixth mistress, Cori Rist, was employed by Hooters. Which isn’t surprising since you can probably find a picture of Woods surrounded by Hooters girls in a lot of cities around the country.

8. Vienna Girardi

Former “winner” of “The Bachelor,” Vienna Girardi worked at Hooters after getting divorced from her first husband. According to her friend, “She came back from this marriage and worked at Hooters and she bought her boobs by herself and I don’t think she is even finished paying off.”


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