11 Celebrities Who Worked At Hooters  

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Everyone has to start somewhere and several famous and successful women got their starts by working at Hooters. Many celebrities worked at Hooters because of the high-earnings potential, while others utilized a Hooters career opportunity for increased visibility. 

Who is the most famous person that worked at Hooters? Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams tops our list. The star of The Fighter worked at Hooters when she was 18 years old so she could save money and buy a car. Several models also got their starts at Hooters. For instance, Holly Madison is a famous Playboy Playmate who was worked at Hooters. The star of The Girls Next Door worked at a Hooters in Santa Monica to pay for her college tuition. Other Playmates who started out working at Hooters include Leeann Tweeden, Alison Waite, and Teri Harrison. 

What do you think about all these celebs getting their starts at Hooters? Share your thoughts in the comments section.


Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 11 Celebrities Who Worked At Hooters
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Actress Amy Adams worked at Hooters when she was 18. She said she worked at the restaurant chain to make money to buy a car.

Age: 44

Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy

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Leeann Tweeden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 11 Celebrities Who Worked At Hooters
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Model and sports commentator Leeann Tweeden worked as hostess and modeled for Hooters and later posed in Playboy. She used the visibility to follow her dreams into radio.

Age: 45

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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Naya Rivera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 11 Celebrities Who Worked At Hooters
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Glee actress Naya Rivera used to work at Hooters and claims to have nightmares about taking that job. "When I was working there, I was really skinny - a lot skinnier than I am now," she told Allure. "But I was always self-conscious. It's so funny now to feel completely different."

Age: 32

Birthplace: Santa Clarita, Valencia, California, United States of America

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Jerri Manthey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 11 Celebrities Who Worked At Hooters
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Survivor reality-show contestant Jerri Manthey was inducted into the Hooters Girls Hall of Fame.

Age: 48

Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

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