POSTED: 07:30 a.m. HST, Jun 13, 2012
Tia Spence will represent Hawaii June 23 in an international swimsuit pageant featuring 101 Hooters Girls from around the world.
Contestants traveling to Miami, Florida for the pageant were selected from more than 18,000 employees working at 430 Hooters restaurants worldwide.
The winning contestant will receive the $50,000 cash first prize and the title Miss Hooters International for one year. She also will be featured in Hooters Magazine, a company calendar and national TV commercials.
The pageant will be televised on FX at 4 p.m. Hawaii time.