We're in need of some shred of good news, so here's this: Missoula's own Brittney Lee Crowley was one of the lucky women — out of 20,000 applicants — to be featured in this year's Hooters calendar.
"The selection process is lengthy and intense, so it is a huge accomplishment for any Hooters Girl to be featured in the calendar," said Alexis Aleshire, public relations manager for Hooters of America, in a press release.
Aside from the "lengthy" and "intense" process, we also learned these important facts about the publication:
- Hooters prints the months of its calendar out of order. No, really. "As far as the months being out of order, that was how they came back from the printer back in 1986, for proofing," said calendar honcho Doug Vollmer, also in the release. "We kind of liked the idea that, in order to find the right month, you had to search through the entire calendar again and that way, you would re-visit all of the girls and jokes again."
- There are jokes.
- This is the 24th year of the calendar.
- In 1986, about 2,000 calendars were distributed. This year, distribution is estimated at a half-million worldwide, "continuing their reputation as the best-selling calendar of its kind."