Nerlens Noel might not have been the #1 NBA draft pick as everyone was expecting, but at least someone was representing for Kentucky last night. Meet Marissa Raisor of Newport, Kentucky who was crowned Miss International at the 17th Annual Hooters Swimsuit Pageant at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. She beat out 59 other women who were competing for a total of $150,000 in prizes.
Here’s her bio from her Hooters Pageant page:
This brown eyed gal was Florida-made but Kentucky-raised. If Marissa is not studying for her degree, you can find her in a gym playing basketball or walking a runway. Don’t be surprised if you catch this vivacious jewel on ESPN one day interviewing your favorite athlete.
You might have recognized her as Miss June 2013 from this year’s Hooters Calendar… because that’s who she is. Not only did she beat out all the other eleven months of the year, she was named Miss International out of a total field of 60 models. That’s some mighty impressive work.
Unfortunately, if you weren’t watching it live in Vegas, you’re going to have to wait until July 17th or July 21st to catch the full pageant on Fox Speed @ 9 PM. But I’m guessing you’re not as patient as that, so here are some photos of the lovely lady.