Miss Hooters Thailand, on the way to Las Vegas
For only the second year, the Hooters Asia group will be sending one of their employees to the United States to compete in the 20th Annual Miss Hooters International Pageant, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Over a short period in late March and early April the four Hooters Thailand-based restaurants conducted Thailand Hooters Swimsuit Pageants at Hooters Nana, Hooters Pattaya and Hooters Phuket, with the aim of finding a suitable candidate to be sent as the Thailand face of Hooters for the International Pageant to be held later this year.
The Bangkok Miss Hooters winner for 2016 is Miss Nera Wongwai; the Pattaya Miss Hooters winner for 2016 is Miss Arra Jessica and the Phuket Miss Hooters winner for 2016 is Miss Mea Kithen.
In each of the competitions these three young ladies were judged to be best across three segements: swimsuit, cocktail dress and uniform and interview.
It was only last year that Thailand first sent Miss Sukanya Phunkok (Pan) as its first representative to the International Pageant, which can see up to 100 ladies competing for a US$30,000 cash prize as well as the prestige of victory.
Hooters is franchise which began in 1983 and operates in more than 430 locations worldwide, in 42 states of the United States and 26 countries.
There are plans to open an additional Hooters in Thailand, on Koh Samui, while outlets are planned for Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia and Myanmar over the next few years.