Hooters 15th Annual International Swimsuit Pageant a huge success

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It’s quite an understatement to say that there were hot girls poolside at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach for the week leading up to the Hooters 15th Annual International Swimsuit Pageant. An even 100 girls from around the world were mingling and doing the ultimate conga line while networking and chatting with anyone who approached them. This was ground zero for swimsuit hotties. With her aqua marine eyes, the bluest in all the land, Fort Lauderdale’s own Lindsey Way was selected out of the 100 Hooters Girl contestants to take the impressive $50,000 prize. She will represent Hooters for the next year as Miss Hooters International 2011.

The Pageant was held at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach. 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 and the Only Female Scout in the NBA, model Bonnie-Jill Laflin.

Bullz-Eye was again offered the opportunity to have near-exclusive online media coverage of this remarkable event. We were allowed access to some of the top girls prior to the pageant for photoshoots on the lavish Fontainebleau grounds during the Bud light Pre pageant welcome party. Special thanks goes out to Mike Harris and Brian Dunlap of Anheuser Busch for the assistance in their pool side cabana, and to Rachel Kelly for styling of the lovely Hooters models. Also, special thanks once again to Alexis Aleshire for all the invaluable PR assistance!

The top five winners included: 1st Runner Up, Janet Layug, Hooters of North Lakeland, Florida; 2nd Runner Up Sam Arena, Hooters of Cumberland in Atlanta; 3rd Runner Up Alex Dumrauf from Hooters of Clearwater; 4th Runner Up, Chelsie Hurst, Hooters of Saginaw, Michigan. Rounding out the top ten finalists in no particular order are Crystal Cunningham, Hooters of Downtown Nashville; Victoria Brown, Hooters of Baltimore; Casey Luckey, Hooters of South Lakeland, Florida; Juliete Cabrera, Hooters of Doral in Miami, and Afton Storton, Hooters of Anaheim. Lina Nguyen, from Downtown Toronto, was selected as Miss Hooters World, representing Hooters 29 international markets.

Check out the incredible slideshow above of photos from the pageant finals. We start with a photo of the winner, Miss Hooters International 2011 Lindsey Way, along with a photo of her with the other finalists, and then we go through the pageant from beginning to end with tons of beautiful Hooters girls. Make sure you also check back for more photos from the preliminary events along with some great photo profiles of the winner Lindsey Way, and the other contestants we met at the Fontainebleau.

UPDATED: Here's a video of the opening parade of beauties in their dresses at the pageant:

Check out the photo slideshow below for more amazing scenes from the pageant.