Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney to judge Hooters International Pageant

For the first time, Hooters its opening its annual Hooters International Pageant to the public and it will have a distinct NASCAR flavor.

Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney to judge Hooters International Pageant

The 22nd annual pageant will take place at 7 p.m. ET May 26 as part of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600 race weekend events next month at the track’s zMax Dragway.

Among the six-person celebrity panel of judges for the event are Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Chase Elliott (whose No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet is sponsored by Hooters) and Ryan Blaney, and the evening will culminate with a concert by country star Jake Owen.

The other members of the panel are Brittany Cartwright, former Hooters Girl and start of “Vanderpump Rules”; Lynn Austin, the original Hooters Girl; Ovince Saint Preux, UFC Fighter; and Kim Coon, former contestant on “The Bachelor,” a Miss Sprint Cup and host of NASCAR’s “Glass Case of Emotion” podcast.

In advance of the event, 80 Hooters Girls from across the United States around the world will convene in Charlotte, N.C., participating in women’s empowerment seminars and volunteering in the local Charlotte community.

The weekend continues with Hooters Girls competing in a series of preliminary events, with evaluation based on responses to interview questions, personality and overall contribution to the iconic Hooters brand, as well as swimsuit and hometown costume attire.

The celebrity judging panel will determine the winner of the 2018 Miss Hooters International title and its $30,000 cash prize.

General admission to the event is free but fans can purchase preferred seating with race-day tickets; or a $99 VIP package that includes two VIP tickets to the pageant; two VIP tickets to the Jake Owen concert; exclusive access to a post-pageant mingle with Elliott and a meet-and-greet with all Hooters contestants; and two tickets to the Coca-Cola 600.

For all VIP ticket bundles purchased, Hooters will match 100 percent of the sales, benefiting the Chase Elliott Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and financial assistance to well-qualified charitable organizations with an emphasis on helping others live healthier, happier lives.

For more information about the Hooters International Pageant and to purchase VIP ticket packages, visit hooters.com/pageant.

 

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