After a long, cold winter and spring, it's finally swimsuit weather -- and on Wednesday, June 12, it will be bikini time at the Exdo Events Center, where 34 contestants will compete in the Twin Peaks National All-Star Bikini Contest for the title of Miss Twin Peaks 2013.
Twin Peaks is a Texas-based chain that falls into the same breastaurant category as Coyote Ugly or Tilted Kilt, with a slogan that promises "We know what men love."
Colorado is home to three Twin Peaks restaurants -- in Centennial, Lakewood and Broomfield which is more than the chain has anywhere outside of Texas. The women competing in the bikini contest come from Twin Peaks locations across the country; they won their slots during preliminary competitions through May.
During the finals, each competitor will be judged on such factors as personality, appearance and energy. The first trial is a runway walk; each contestant gets to choose her own song to walk to, a song that represents her personality.
The Celebrity Judges on hand are Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufmann, stars of "Fast N' Loud" on the Discovery Channel and makers of the one-of-a-kind Twin Peaks. Gray Maynard and Ryan Bader, nationally renowned UFC Fighters. Sylvester Williams, NFL defensive tackle and the Denver Broncos 2013 first round draft pick. Heidi Hume, former Twin Peaks Girl and former Miss Twin Peaks Denver and Don Cudney, Denver local and professional photographer who will also be the official photographer of Twin Peaks' 2014 Calendar
The event "is a fun way to showcase the girls," says Katie Allen, marketing coordinator for Twin Peaks. "They do such a good job throughout the year, it keeps them excited." So do the prizes: The winner will get $5,000, and a showcase in the 2014 Twin Peaks calendar.
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Tomorrow's competition starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $10 (plus a $2 entry fee), and you must be 21 or over to enter.