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'American Idol's' Bikini Girl Is Former 'Hooters' Girl

Katrina Darrell, who is better known as 'American Idol's 'bikini girl' after she appeared for her audition wearing a bikini, was a former 'Hooters' girl.

Friends tell 'Radar Magazine' that the 21 year old model from Chino Hills, California, worked as a 'Hooters' girl last year, but was fired from the restaurant because she would frequently leave in the middle of a shift, saying she had to go for an audition.

"All Katrina ever talked about was becoming famous," a friend tells the mag, "Her one aim in life was to make it in Hollywood. Some girls who work at Hooters are embarrassed by the tight shorts and skimpy tops they have to wear, but Katrina loved it."

"She always had her shorts pulled up the tightest and her T-shirt knotted up to show off the most midriff. She loved the attention."

"She made it obvious she was only working at Hooters until she got a break in show business. 'When I get my big break, I won't let it get away,' she vowed."

"It was no surprise to us that Katrina would turn up for auditions in a bikini, flirt with Ryan Seacrest and get in a fight with a judge. She definitely knows how to get attention."

"Katrina would come in for her shift, take a phone call and then suddenly announce 'I've gotta' go. I've got an audition.' And she'd go racing out of the restaurant. "After the third time, the manager told her 'If you leave, you better not bother coming back.' Katrina said the audition was too important to miss. She went running out of the restaurant and she was fired."

Ironically, 'bikini girl' Katrina was fired before she had a chance to compete in the annual Hooters bikini pageant.

January 20, 2009 |

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