Tennessee state Rep. Julia Hurley: Hooters shaped who she is today
Hurley says in a statement to the AP, "I take the honor of serving in this state House more seriously than anything I have in my life. I identify with every woman who has overcome the odds to realize their dream. My past shapes who I am today."
In the magazine, she writes, "Hooters gave me the opportunity to belong to a group of women who had also struggled, or were struggling, and I was lucky to have managers that saw each girl's potential and coached us, protected us, and helped shape who we are today ... If I could make it at Hooters, I could make it anywhere."
Hooters wouldn't be our first choice as a place to work, but that's mostly because waitressing is hard enough without having to wear those garish, skimpy outfits. But who cares if somebody else did? It's a little funny to credit the restaurant known for booty shorts and boob tops for your success, but to each their own.