She’s received one thing to hoot about.
The annual magnificence contest, which is at the moment in its twenty fifth yr, sees beautiful Hooters servers compete for the coveted title and a money prize.
Novo, 19, beat out 50 different workers of the racy restaurant franchise to gather a cool $30,000.
The brunette magnificence has labored at varied Hooters places throughout South Florida up to now two years and instructed the gang she had aspired to be a Hooters Lady since some gave her an emotional enhance when she was a tween.
“Once I was 12 years outdated within the hospital with a uncommon kidney failure, I used to be visited by Hooters Women who lifted my spirits,” Novo declared in a press launch despatched to The Submit. “In my upcoming position, I’m decided to assist kids around the globe really feel they aren’t alone throughout their battles.”
The selfless server has already spearheaded charity initiatives, main her native Hooters group in volunteering each month on the Joe DiMaggio Kids’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.
Novo has beforehand spoken about her personal well being battles as a baby, revealing she spent two years as a affected person at the very same hospital.
“Once I was about 11 or 12 years outdated, I began having actually dangerous abdomen pains,” she instructed Fox News final yr. “My mother took me to the ER and it took about two years of me going out and in of Joe DiMaggio Kids’s Hospital to be lastly identified with a few issues. They discovered I’ve a blood dysfunction referred to as prothrombin gene mutation.”
The wonder continued: “After which they identified me with a gastritis illness. Then in between my two years, as a consequence of all the drugs that I used to be getting, I had unspecified kidney failure.”
Prothrombin gene mutation is “an inherited situation that will increase your predisposition to develop harmful blood clots within the veins and lungs, in line with The Cleveland Clinic. In the meantime, gastritis is irritation, irritation or erosion of the liner of the abdomen
Whereas combating the well being points, Novo says hospital visits from Hooters ladies managed to massively elevate her spirits.
“They might drop off meals and discuss to the affected person,” she recalled. “I keep in mind hanging out with them for the primary time and I spent a superb couple of hours with them. It was good as a result of my mother, a single mother, was capable of take a break, loosen up and eat some actually good wings.”
She added: “They may have simply dropped off the meals and saved it shifting. However they actually took the time to sit down down with me, study what I used to be going via and discuss to my mother. It made us really feel at residence.”
The Submit has reached out to Novo for additional info on her present well being standing.
Nonetheless, the sweetness appears blissful and wholesome, beautiful at Thursday’s pageant as she partook in uniform and swimsuit rounds alongside her rivals.
Novo mentioned she is prouder than ever to be a Hooters lady — and the win is a longtime dream come true.
Final yr, the sweetness blasted misconceptions of ladies who work on the franchise, telling Fox Information: “After they [critics] see a woman in shorts and a tank prime, they mechanically suppose it’s tremendous provocative and tremendous not what we needs to be doing proper now. However we’re a lot extra.”
She additional declared: “I do know so many ladies who’re learning and desirous about their futures. They’ve goals of changing into attorneys and medical doctors. A few of them are additionally wives and moms. There’s simply a lot extra to Hooters than simply the orange shorts and tank prime. There’s simply a lot extra to Hooters than simply the orange shorts and tank prime.”