Lynne Austin

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Lynne Austin
Playboy centerfold appearance
July 1986
Preceded by Rebecca Ferratti
Succeeded by Ava Fabian
Personal details
Born (1961-04-15) April 15, 1961 (age 55)
Plant City, Florida, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 35"
Waist: 24"
Hips: 35"
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)

Lynne Austin (born April 15, 1961; Plant City, Florida) is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month in July, 1986 and has appeared in numerous Playboy videos. Austin was also selected as the 1987 Playmate of the Year for the Dutch edition of Playboy.

She had come to the magazine's attention after featuring in an ad campaign for Hooters restaurant as the original “Hooters girl”.[1] She was the first waitress hired by one of the chain founders after he had spotted her at a bikini contest.[2] Austin continues to represent Hooters and eventually became a "Hooters Icon.".[1][3] She was married to Phillies catcher Darren Daulton from 1989 to 1995, with whom she has one child,[2][4] and is now married to Ron Lacey and they share three children together.[1] She appeared on Married... with Children in "Her Cups Runneth Over" (1989).

Following her Hooters and modeling career, Austin became a radio personality in the Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida area, appearing daily on the Hooters Nation Morning Show on 1010Sports AM.[5][6]

In the summer of 2008, she was named among the Top Hooters Girls of all time as part of the restaurant chain's 25th anniversary.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Cooper, Pat. "Lynne Austin: The Original Hooters Girl", HOOTERS Magazine. February/ March 2008. pp. 86-88.
  2. ^ a b Ann Gerhart (1993-11-02). "Sports Wife". The News. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Articles
  4. ^ "Daulton's marriage on the Rocks". Reading Eagle. 1994-02-03. pp. D4. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Cooper, Pat. "Hooter's Nation" . HOOTERS Magazine. February/ March 2008. pp. 84-5.
  6. ^ "Pepper and Austin of Hooters Nation Talk Super Bowl XLVI". CBS Tampa. 2012-02-12. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "The Top HOOTERS Girls of all time." HOOTERS Magazine. July/August 2008. p. 101.

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