First Hooters Girl Lynne Austin Looks Back After 30 Years


The First Hooters Girl Looks Back At Her Career
The First Hooters Girl Looks Back At Her Career


You just never know when you'll become the face of your company. Take, for instance, the experience of 52-year old Lynne Austin, who couldn't possibly have imagined what lay in store for her when she agreed to start working at a restaurant called Hooters 30 years ago in Clearwater, Fla. Austin became the very first "Hooters girl," donning the white tank top and orange shorts, as the position requires. And soon after she was asked to start appearing on billboards and throughout other advertisements produced by the chain. Some 300,000 Hooters girls have come after her, as has a whole new category of eating establishments, called "breastaurants," featuring other brands like Tilted Kilt.