We were fortunate to catch up with the busy and beautiful 2014 Miss Hooters International Second Runner Up Meagan Pastochik from North Charleston, South Carolina for this exclusive interview as she was waiting to catch her flight to shoot a commercial. Meagan has appeared in several social media campaigns for the company, as well as in the last two Hooters Calendars and you can expect to see a lot more of her in the near future.
Q: Describe your bikini for the shoot and why you like that particular style, cut, etc. Be as specific as possible with the brand name and even the suit name if you know it.
The bikini I used for the shoot was a Ravish Sands bikini! It’s a competition bikini that I had custom made. Their website allows you to pick the color fabric you want for the bikini and how many crystals you want on it. I designed one of the bling bikinis where the entire suit is covered in crystals!
Q: Most memorable moment on the shoot (Tell me about the day)?
My most memorable moment on the shoot with Bikini Team TV was the fact I was coming to terms with the fact that I was second runner up at the 2014 Miss Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant and shooting the Top Ten shoot! It was something I had dreamed about but never imagined it would ever happen to me!
Q: When did you start modeling and how were you discovered?
I don’t think I was ever discovered, but maybe by my manager at Hooters who encouraged me to participate in our store bikini contest. That was the first time I had ever been on a stage and lead me to where I am today!
Q: What was your first big break in the industry?
I think this past summer placing second runner up at the 2014 Miss Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant was my first big break! It allowed me to get my face out there and allowed me to have more opportunities within my company.
Q: Not including shooting with us, what has been your favorite job so far?
Well, since I can’t say shooting with you all, I would have to say my first calendar shoot with Todd Ferran. That shoot I did with him back in 2013 lead me to getting Miss December in the Hooters Calendar. I was so nervous to be shooting only my second photo shoot but he really guided me and helped me learn how to pose for the camera to get a good shot!
Q: What has been your favorite place on the planet to shoot and why?
I haven’t shot very many places before, but I’d say I love doing little beach shoots on the beaches of Charleston, South Carolina. It’s home and I love making memories where I grew up and having pictures of me on the beach as a little girl and having some of where I am now. It reminds me of how far I truly have come.
Q: What is your favorite swimwear company or companies and why do you like their swimsuits?
I obviously love Ravish Sands because they’re one of a kind, but I also love Pinkini swimwear because they are very affordable and you can wear them out and about on a summer day, not just for a photo shoot or a competition.
Q: Tell us something interesting about yourself that most people do not know (the quirkier, the better!)?
That’s a very good question. I’m not too sure. I feel like you’d have to ask my man or best friend, they probably catch me doing weird stuff daily that I’m not aware of, ha ha! I will say a lot of people think I’m weird for talking to my animals like they are my own children.
Q: If you could be doing any job in the world for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Well, if I could do any job in the world I would like to work with less fortunate children in the U.S. Teach them the importance of self worth and that no matter where you are now in life that if you work hard and stay focused you can do anything you set your mind to.
Q: What is your favorite movie of all time and why?
My favorite movie would have to be anything that Kevin Hart is involved with! I love comedy and love to laugh and any movie he is associated with I catch myself watching it over and over again.
Q: What Super Powers would you like to have and how would you use it?
If I could have a super power it would be to know what people were thinking. Sometimes people want to express their feelings or emotions and don’t know how to (me being on of those people) and I wish I could help understand why they are like that and what they want to say and help them learn to express themselves!
Q: What are the Top 3 songs playing on your iPod right now?
“That Sugar” by Maroon 5, “Thinking Outloud” by Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift’s “Shake it off” (I say I hate that song but I catch myself listening to it and singing it all of the time!)
Q: What is your work out routine if any?
I have a small frame so I feel like I should say I work out and eat healthy but…that’s far from what I do! I occasionally go for walks with my dog, and here and there do a few sit-ups at home but that’s about it. I have good genes (knock on wood) so let’s hope that’s all I have to do to keep the look I have. Working out is not something I enjoy whatsoever!
Q: Favorite food and how often do you eat it?
My favorite food is STEAK and I eat it about three times a week! I don’t eat fruit or veggies! I’m a steak and potatoes kind of girl!
Q: What is your drink of choice?
Coffee! I’m a full time student and part time employee so coffee everyday keeps me going.
Q: What does Fashion mean to you?
Fashion to me is a way someone expresses himself or herself. Whether through clothes, accessories, or even makeup, fashion is what you make it!
Q: What models do you look to for inspiration and/or admire and why?
I have always looked up to Tyra Banks because she broke so many modeling barriers. She worked hard to become successful and went on to create a brand of her own. She hosted her own TV show, “America’s Next Top Model,” which I grew up obsessively watching, where she was a huge advocate on teaching women how to love themselves in all shapes in sizes, and that beauty truly does come from within! I still look up to her to this day.
Q: Favorite designer and why?
Favorite designer? Hm…. I’m not one to wear designer clothing but I would have to say I do love looking at Paul Marciano’s collections. He designs high fashion for everyday wear. I’m a very southern girl and growing up in Charleston, the fashion is very casual. I always tell people you can be at dinner sitting next to a billionaire from Charleston and not even know it ‘cause they’re probably just wearing shorts, a polo and some flip-flops. Day-to-day, I love my pastel colors in the summer and spring and in the fall and winter, I love some jeans and boots!
Q: What celebrity do you resemble or get mistaken for the most?
I always get told, “you look and sound just like Mila Kunis.” Now, I do not see that one bit but ill take it as a compliment because she’s very beautiful!
Q: Where can we see you next? Do you have any upcoming events, photo shoots or appearances that your fans can see you at soon?
I’m actually on a plane right now to California to shoot the upcoming Hooters commercial. I am very excited about this! Also, I will be submitting photos again for the 2016 Hooters Calendar so fingers crossed I make it for a third year in a row!
Q: You have new customers to Hooters, in North Charleston, South Carolina, what on the menu do you recommend to eat, drink and where they should go party after to meet some lovely ladies?
I would say you made the right choice by coming to visit the North Charleston Hooters first because the group of girls I work with are absolutely amazing and I would guarantee that anyone would have a blast there! I would recommend one of Hooters specialty drinks, maybe a “Hooterade” or a “Perfect Patron” margarita for the ladies. For the guys probably a “Big Daddy” Bud Light or Sam Adams! To eat, I would say some breaded Daytona wings with a side of ranch and some curly fires!
Downtown Charleston was voted the #1 city in the world this past year, and two years ago was voted “Most Beautiful People” in America! There is always something to do and beautiful women to meet!