She has a lot to talk about.
Miami server Madison Novo was crowned Miss Hooters International 2022 in the pageant held at Lake Tahoe on Thursday night.
In the annual beauty pageant, currently turning 25 years old, the stunning Hooters servers compete for the coveted title and cash prize.
Novo, 19, beat 50 other employees of the racy restaurant franchise to win a cool $30,000.
The brunette beauty has worked at various Hooters locations across South Florida over the past two years and told the crowd that she aspired to be a Hooters girl as some of them gave her an emotional boost when she was a teenager.
“When I was 12 years old in a hospital with rare kidney failure, I received a visit from the Hooters Girls who lifted my spirits,” Novo said in a press release sent to The Post. “In my upcoming role, I am determined to help children around the world feel they are not alone during their battles.”
The dedicated server has already spearheaded philanthropic initiatives, leading the local Hooters team in volunteer work each month at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.
Novo previously opened up about her own health battles as a child, revealing that she spent two years as a patient at the same hospital.
“When I was 11 or 12 years old, I started having really bad stomach pains,” she told Fox News last year. “My mom took me to the emergency room and it took me about two years to go to and from Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital before I finally got a few diagnoses. They found that I have a blood disorder called a prothrombin gene mutation.”
The beauty continued, “And then I was diagnosed with gastritis. Then, in between my two years, because of all the medications I was taking, I had unspecified kidney failure.”
According to the Cleveland Clinic, a prothrombin gene mutation is “an inherited disease that increases your susceptibility to dangerous blood clots in your veins and lungs. Meanwhile, gastritis is inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach.
While struggling with health issues, Novo says the Hooters girls’ visits to the hospital have lifted her spirits considerably.
“They brought food and talked to the patient,” she recalls. “I remember hanging out with them for the first time and spending a couple of good hours with them. It was nice because my mom, a single mother, was able to take a break, relax and eat some really delicious wings.”
She added: “They could just leave the food and leave it in motion. But they did take the time to sit down with me and find out what I’m going through and talk to my mom. It made us feel at home.”
The Post contacted Novo for more information on her current health status.
However, the beauty looks happy and healthy, stunning in Thursday’s pageant as she competed in the uniform and swimsuit rounds alongside her competitors.
She beat out runner-up Avery Tressler of Hooters in Mesa, Arizona, and runner-up Scarlett Knight of Pearland, Texas.
Novo said she’s prouder than ever to be a Hooters girl and this win is a dream come true.
Last year, the beauty dispelled misconceptions about women working in a franchise by telling Fox News, “When they [critics] see a girl in shorts and a tank top, they automatically think it’s super provocative and super not something we should be doing right now. But we are much more.”
She further stated, “I know so many girls who are studying and thinking about their future. They dream of becoming lawyers and doctors. Some of them are also wives and mothers. Hooters have a lot more than just orange shorts and a tank top. Hooters is so much more than just orange shorts and a tank top.”