A HOOTERS employee has shown off her amazing rodeo barstool trick but revealed that it’s a different job that pays for her graduate school education.
TikTok influencer Nikki Webster works hard at two after-school gigs – serving at Hooters and delivering bottles to patrons at a nightclub – to pay for her graduate degree.
TikToker Nikki Webster paid her way through graduate school at Illinois State University with two jobs – one as a Hooters girl and another serving bottles at a nightclubCredit: TikTok/xoniktesxo
While working at Hooters, Webster learned how to do a trick that involves flipping a barstool upside down and then spinning on it like a mechanical bullCredit: TikTok/xoniktesxo
Nikki, who goes by @xoniktesxo on the platform, is a certified registered dietician nutritionist, earning her graduate degree in dietetics from Illinois State University last year, according to her LinkedIn page.
But it didn’t come cheap: before financial aid, in-state ISU graduate students who live on campus can expect to pay as much as $26,500 per year, the school’s website says.
For out-of-state students who live on campus, that rises to nearly $35,000.
“Nikki, you can’t use bottle service to pay for graduate school,” says the text overlaying one of Webster’s recent TikTok clips.
The video quickly cuts to a montage of her working at Prysm, a busy nightclub in Chicago.
“It worked,” Webster’s caption read.
One commentator agreed that “bottle service girls make bank.”
Webster also had a stint as a Hooters girl in Bloomington, Illinois, near the ISU campus.
Although the location reportedly closed in 2019, Webster brought home two stools from the bar, which she showed off in another TikTok clip.
The video shows a throwback clip of Webster performing a trick with the stools.
She first flips one upside down, then spins around on it like it’s a mechanical bull.
She’s not the only Hooters girl with this skill. Dozens of other servers from the chain have posted videos of the trick online.
The US Sun has reached out to Webster on Instagram.
She shares that account and her TikTok with another influencer.