Gianna Tulio was crowned the 24th Miss Hooters International during the night’s Miss Hooters Pageant, held on July 29, 2021 in Orlando. She succeeded Miss Hooters International 2019 Briana Smith of South Florida and beaten out 19 other finalists to become the international face of Hooters and claim the $30,000 grand prize. The competition consisted of a swimsuit, evening gown and interview portion. Tulio also received the Miss Photogenic award at this year’s pageant.
Tulio lives in Delray Beach and works at the Boca Raton location. The 23-year-old beauty queen, who grew up in Philadelphia before moving to South Florida for her senior year of high school, will become a brand ambassador and spokeswoman for Hooters, traveling to assist in openings, appearing in advertising campaigns, and attending community outreach and special events, including the Kelly Jo Dowd fund for breast cancer research. Dowd graced the cover of the 1995 Hooters calendar and rose through the ranks of management before dying of breast cancer in 2007.
In her spare time, Tulio loves traveling, getting to explore the different parts of the world and spending time with friends and family. She is involved in numerous charitable events throughout South Florida.
The 2021 Miss Hooters International’s court includes Sloan Miavitz, who works at the Hooters in Sarasota, as first runner-up.