Recent Mizzou Grad Named Miss Hooters International 2009

Her parents must be so proud.

click to enlarge Raechel Holtgrave -
Raechel Holtgrave
Raechel (yes, that's Raechel as in Rachel+Raquel) Holtgrave just graduated from the University of Missouri with majors in math and actuarial science. But instead of landing a job with an insurance firm or another corporate gig, Holtgrave will spend the next year serving as Hooters' official spokeswoman.

Earlier this month the 22-year-old employee of a Hooters in Columbia, Missouri, bested 132 other candidates to be named Miss Hooters International 2009. The title earned Holtgrave a $50,000 check and a year's worth of work representing the 450 Hooters restaurants around the world.

Holtgrave -- a native of Highland, Illinois -- says she'll use the money to pay off some loans and perhaps buy a new TV or bed.

According to Hooters press release Holtgrave fits the restaurant's concept as the quintessential Hooters Girl - the "cheerleader, girl next door."

Cheerleader girl next door? Hmm. Am I the only one who grew up in the wrong neighborhood?

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