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      MI Hooters Girl told to lose weight or be fired

      A Hooters girl with measurements many women would envy has been deemed too big for her skimpy shorts at a Michigan restaurant. Management has asked the girl to shape up or they may ship her off.

      Cassandra Smith TMs facebook page has been flooded with messages of support. This 20 year old's world was turned upside down when her managers called her in for a two year review Friday, joined by two women on a conference call from Hooters corporate office in Atlanta.

      "The one woman went over my entire evaluation with me. Strong points, weak points. Some things we can work on. Some things I excel in. You know, the normal," Cassandra explained. The evaluation continued as normal until it came to the topic of her uniform when management said her shorts and shirt sizes were not properly fitting anymore.

      Cassie is almost 5 TM8 TM TM and weighs 132 pounds. She was brought to tears when she was given her options to improve. "She proceeded to tell me she'd give me a free gym membership, and that I would have 30 days. If I improved a little bit, I'd be given 30 more days. If I improved completely they would leave me alone. And if I didn't improve at all I would possibly be separated from the company," Cassie recalled.

      When Local 4 reporters visited the Roseville Hooters Restaurant, the assistant regional manager refused to comment and requested the cameras to leave.The Hooter TMs Corporate Office had this to say: "We will say that our practice of upholding an image standard based on appearance, attitude and fitness for Hooters Girls is both legal and fair. It is not unlike the standard used by the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders or the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes."

      Smith has not yet decided if she will remain at the restaurant. In the meantime, she is continuing her employment there.

      Report Provided by: Lauren Podell, WDIV

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