Celebs you didn’t know worked at Hooters – from Amy Adams to Chrissy Teigen and Holly Madison

BEFORE they had their big break, many celebrities worked in the service industry.

For aspiring models and actresses, a restaurant chain not only offered tips but also insight into the entertainment industry: Hooters.

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Hollywood actress Amy Adams worked at a Hooters after high schoolPhoto credit: Getty

AMY ADAMS

The Sharp Objects star worked for a brief stint at the famous restaurant chain when she was 18.

Speaking to ‘Entertainment Tonight’, Adams said: “It was a great job out of high school and I was a hostess first and then I waited tables for a while and it was great. It was a great way for me to make money.”

The Oscar-winner never imagined that the minimum-wage job would eventually lead to on-screen success.

Originally planning to be a dancer, Adams left the waitress role after saving enough money to buy a car.

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CHRISSY TEIGEN

Last year, Teigen dressed up in her old Hooters clothes for a themed party she threw for her stylist.

The model posted a video of herself in the uniform and said: “Back to my roots.

Chrissy Teigen relived her time as a Hooters hostess at a costume party

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Chrissy Teigen relived her time as a Hooters hostess at a costume partyPhoto credit: Instagram/@chrissyteigen

Teigen, who worked at the Newport Beach, California, location, said her time at the chain has been “really inviting.”

“I never made it to be a waitress, but I did run food. But I have to say it was one of the most wonderful times,” she told the hosts of The True Crime Obsessive podcast.

HOLLY MADISON

The former Playboy Bunny is known for being Hugh Hefner’s “#1 Girl” in the early 2000s.

However, prior to her stay at the mansion, Madison worked a variety of jobs, including as a Hooters girl.

While serving in the famed Hooters wings in Santa Monica, Madison was invited to a party at the Playboy Mansion, Journey Ranger reports.

During her time at the chain, Madison appeared in the video game Hooters Road Trip.

Holly Madison's stint as a Hooters girl led to an invitation to the Playboy Mansion

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Holly Madison’s stint as a Hooters girl led to an invitation to the Playboy MansionPhoto credit: Getty

NAYA RIVERA

The late Glee star opened up about her time at the restaurant in her autobiography, Sorry Not Sorry.

“In my 20-year-old brain, I knew I was cute. So I was like, ‘cute + hooters = better tips,'” Rivera wrote.

The actress credited her time with the chain as helping prepare for the long hours of work on the Glee set.

“As it turns out, Hooters might have been a job for bimbos, but it wasn’t a job for slackers,” she said.

Rivera also discussed how waitresses at her Valencia location had to use their own money to buy pantyhose from a vending machine in the break room.

“The signature Hooters shade was ‘suntan,’ let me tell you, it looked great on anyone who wasn’t white. Read: It looked awful,” she wrote.

Before her big break on Glee, Naya Rivera made her living as a waitress at Hooters

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Before her big break on Glee, Naya Rivera made her living as a waitress at HootersCredit: AP

JERRI MANTHEY

In the early ’90s, the former Survivor contestant worked as a Hooters girl at an Alabama location before moving to an Oklahoma City location.

Manthey even appeared in the summer 1992 issue of HOOTERS magazine alongside country singer Vince Gill.

The Survivor villainess has been inducted into both the Survivor Hall of Fame and the Hooters Girl Hall of Fame.

The former Survivor contestant worked at two different Hooters locations prior to her stint on reality television

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The former Survivor contestant worked at two different Hooters locations prior to her stint on reality televisionPhoto credit: Getty

KATRINA DARRELL

Darrell, who rose to fame as the bikini girl on American Idol’s eighth season, was fired from her job at Hooters shortly before auditioning for the show.

According to Fox News, Darrell worked at the facility for three months but didn’t make it through the ranks to become a waitress.

The singer was eventually fired from her position while greeting clients after repeatedly leaving her shifts early to attend various auditions.

Before she was known as the Bikini Girl on American Idol, Katrina Darrell worked briefly at Hooters

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Before she was known as the Bikini Girl on American Idol, Katrina Darrell worked briefly at HootersPhoto credit: Getty

Anna burns

Burns, who is married to former NFL player Wes Walker, worked as a Hooters girl before meeting her future husband.

In addition to working shifts at a North Carolina location, Burns also won the 2005 Miss Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant.

She has appeared in numerous issues of HOOTERS magazine as well as the chain’s famous calendars.

Anna Burns worked at Hooters before meeting her husband, NFL player Wes Walker

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Anna Burns worked at Hooters before meeting her husband, NFL player Wes WalkerPhoto credit: Getty
Anna Burns was crowned the Miss Hooters 2005 winner at the Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant

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Anna Burns was crowned the Miss Hooters 2005 winner at the Hooters International Swimsuit PageantPhoto credit: Getty

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