Chattanooga Native Places Top 5 In Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Miss Hooters International 2014 top five winners shown, from left to right, Ashley Dill, Rachel Mundwiller, Janet Layug, Meagan Pastorchik, Sable Robbert
Miss Hooters International 2014 top five winners shown, from left to right, Ashley Dill, Rachel Mundwiller, Janet Layug, Meagan Pastorchik, Sable Robbert

Chattanooga local Ashley Dill placed third runner up out of 100 glamorous Hooters Girl contestants from around the world last week at the 18th annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant in Vegas, and was selected by a panel of celebrity judges, including retired American Light Heavyweight UFC fighter and Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar, reality star Sig Hansen, and professional model, Rachel Mortenson.

The petite Southern belle is ambitious and adventurous with aspirations of someday becoming a television broadcaster.
In her spare time, she mentors children with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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