When Kaylee Farris first walked into Hooters for a job more than four years ago, she had no restaurant experience besides working part-time at the Domino's Pizza in Fulton during high school.
Now Farris finds herself chosen as one of the "16 most gorgeous Hooters Girls from around the world" to participate in the 2012 Hooters Dream Girl competition. The first elimination round will air at midnight Monday or 5 p.m. Wednesday on FUEL TV. Viewers can vote online for their favorite girl until Feb. 16 when the competition ends.
A 2005 Fulton High School graduate, Farris lives in Fort Smith, Ark., where she tends bar at the local Hooters and travels for competitions, charity work and photo shoots as a "Hooters Girl." Farris said she first took the job at Hooters, because she was new to the area and wanted to meet people. She also saw the company's involvement in many charities as a good networking opportunity.
"I really enjoy doing the charity work part of it," Farris said.
During her time at Hooters, Farris said she's raised countless dollars for breast cancer awareness and traveled all over the area to various charity events. The next one she has is the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics.