- Chelsea Heath, Girls Gone Wild’s 2010 Hottest Girl in America.
- Chris Lambeth
The woman crowned Girls Gone Wild’s Hottest Girl in America in 2010 is finally going to get paid for winning the contest.
Earlier this week, a California bankruptcy judge approved a settlement between Chelsea Heath, 25, and lawyers who are settling old legal disputes involving Girls Gone Wild. Under the deal, Ms. Heath is expected to get at least $12,500 for the prize money she never got, according to court papers.
Ms. Heath, a Louisiana native, was picked from thousands of contestants with help from voting fans. She was put on the cover of Girls Gone Wild’s magazine, collected $5,000 and was supposed to get $1,000 for the next 12 months. But after the company made several payments, Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis fired her, her lawyers said in a copy of a complaint that was filed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles.