I’m a 1983 Hooters girl and that thrill never gets old.

He is stupid!

Original “Hooters Girl” Lynne Austin is reliving her glory days in a big-haired blast from the past on social media.

Now 61, she recalls the skimpy orange shorts and tight-fitting dresses that put the posh restaurant on the map. She became the chain’s poster model in 1983 when the first restaurant opened in Clearwater, Florida, where she also worked as a waitress.

The specialty of the establishment wasn’t serving cold hamburgers, it wasn’t eating hamburgers – it was Hooters’ face that drew guests through the front door: with blown-out blond hair and a green jacket. small bomb. decorated with a logo.

She was a lucky woman to be photographed in posters for Austin wearing taxi tops, boats, trucks and of course billboards. He’s been the face of Hooters for 15 years and said the “excitement” really “never gets old.”

“When I first saw the billboard, it was kind of surreal,” Austin said Fox News its poster glory. Like, “Oh Lord, I’m here, my big face is here.”

Austin, who was the OG Hooters Girl in 1983, remembered her glory days by rocking orange shorts.
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For years, customers have flocked to the restaurant hoping to get a seat at one of Austin’s tables. She told the publication that men would even send her flower arrangements to get her attention, calling it “complimentary.”

“Who doesn’t like that? Who doesn’t love people who want to see you, be around you, and love your personality? Of course I liked it. I still do!” – he said. “People still come up to me and want to take pictures with me. And I’m always so flattered and grateful that people still care.â€

Lynn Austin
He posted for advertising pictures that were on billboards, taxis, boats and more.
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Tough girls
In the old photos, taken nearly 40 years ago, Austin is seen with his co-stars in a Hooters shirt and tiny shorts.
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Now, he’s sharing some famous photos that made his way to the popular American restaurant.

On Instagramit announced a nearly 40-year-old throwback of the first Hooters Girls posing around the jukebox — and the next image was “Hooters Girls 2.0,” a recreation of the original.

The official Hooters account showed the post some love and was showered with heart emojis in the comments. Other followers chimed in on the love, saying they “miss those days.”

Tough girls
Austin was one of the first waiters at Hooters when it first opened in Florida.
Instagram / @lynnea11
New Hooter Girls
Now “Hooters Girls 2.0” is trying to recreate the images of forty years ago.
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“They may try, but they will never replicate these icons,” wrote one fan.

“LOVE this! (and it can’t be 40 years), chimed in another.

“Those were the good days,” commented another.

Lynn Austin
Despite the chain’s shortcomings today, Austin noted her days at the diner, especially when she was surrounded by aspiring and successful women.
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Lynn Austin
The bleached blonde pinup attracted the attention of passers-by who wanted to see her as their server.
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The uniforms aren’t all that different from four decades ago — although they’re a little more comfortable — and the logo and bright orange shorts remain staples of the Hooters brand.

Despite criticism of the restaurant’s scantily clad servers and their ill-conceived, strict dress code, Austin said he’s never had a problem with the attire.

“We were wearing shorts and a tank top, and I realized it wasn’t the clothes of another restaurant. But you’ve seen more on the beach than you’ve seen in our restaurant, he said. “We modeled our jersey on one of the owners who is a runner. So we got running shorts. There is certainly nothing wrong with runners wearing shorts. I’ve never had a problem with him.”

Lynn Austin
“Our progress is amazing,” Austin said. “It’s more than flip flops and shorts. I am proud of it.â€

Surrounded by nurses, lawyers, students, and aspiring models and actors, the OG Hooters gal has returned to the chain’s slimy reputation over the years.

In August, the company launched a search for employees who have “spent their time in orange shorts preparing for life outside of orange shorts” to protect “strong” women who have advanced in their careers. waitress girl

“Our progress is amazing,” he said. “It’s more than flip flops and shorts. I am proud of it.â€

Perhaps the sleaze can be chalked up to customers slipping into orange booths. Some waitresses have gone viral after sharing some of the most “disrespectful” comments they’ve received on the job.

But the occasional filth never dampened Austin’s love for the place where he started his career and later landed guest roles on television and even met and greeted Hugh Hefner.

“Everything I do, Hooters is always my foundation, my heart,” he said. “Whatever success I have, I have always brought them with me. They were a launching pad for me. And the Hooters girl? He is an icon. Just look at those orange shorts.â€

Lynn Austin
When a small business became a chain, the pitstop of pinups became an American classic.

Other former Hooters girls have been recognized on the Internet for rocking out in low-cut tops and barely-there shorts.

A A 35-year-old former waiter named Shannon posted a viral clip on TikTok last year showing off her old uniform and was shocked that it still fit.

“It’s a bit snug,” she admitted in the caption of the video, showing off the skimpy outfit.

Lynn Austin
Austin says he’s “never” had a problem with chain mail.
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Users in the comments said she still looked “gorgeous” and added that she could “outdo” the current Hooters girls.

“Still looks great! Barakalla!” exclaimed one of the enthusiastic spectators.

“Looks great on me,” agreed another, who then encouraged her to wear it as a Halloween costume.


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