Lost Girls of the Week: Molly Fergus and Selena Armendarez

Lost Girl of the Week, United States — By on August 26, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Weinermobile girls Oscar MeyerHow could we NOT make the gals who drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile our Lost Girls of the Week?? Since we’re rooted in NYC writing the book, we can’t get out and actually travel as much as we used to. So, we’re living vicariously through these girls, and have asked them to submit posts from the road as they hit up towns across the US. Here’s hoping they accept our challenge and share their hot doggin’ antics online!

When I graduated from the University of Missouri in December, I knew I needed to skip the traditional diploma-to-fluorescent-lit-office track. As a journalism major, I had things to see, people to meet and places to go. Settling down just wasn’t in my cards.

So in June I hit the road with my coworker Selena Armendarez…in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

As Hotdoggers – a catchy title that means we drive one of the world’s seven Wienermobiles – Selena and I are lost girls in every way. We haul our lives around in suitcases. We repeat outfits way too often. We deal with culture shock (yes, in America!). And most importantly, we gleefully said hasta luego to the 9-to-5 routine.

Each year, Oscar Mayer selects 14 college grads from more than 1,200 applicants to man its iconic vehicles. Hotdoggers travel the U.S. in teams of two; we live out of suitcases, hop from state-to-state, and work as spokespersons for Oscar Mayer. Selena and I began our adventure June 15 in McAllen, TX (a city near the border of Mexico). We’ll travel below the Mason-Dixon line until January, when we’ll switch partners and trek around another region of America.

Although most Lost Girls choose the ex-pat route to fulfill (or feed!) wanderlust, Selena and I have found that vagabonding across the U.S. is just as satisfying. Eight weeks on the road, and we’ve already weathered a hurricane on the Gulf of Mexico, parked the Wienermobile in front of the Alamo, and driven to an archeological dig overlooking the Rio Grande.

The sights in the U.S. might not be as old as Rome’s Colosseum or as exotic as Peru’s Lake Titicaca, but our job is still an adventure. Like lost girls worldwide, we wake up each morning and thank the travel saints that we get to spend our days outside, meet new people and explore the world. Now that’s something to relish! -Molly Fergus

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  • Christy says:

    What a crazy fun way to travel the states! haha

  • TravelsInStiletto's says:

    To the Weinermobile girls: Have the time of your life, what an excellent way to escape the office and see it all. I can’t wait t0 read about your adventures. May your travels take you to vacation destinations we all dream of!!!! Keep in touch

  • Annette B says:

    do they have an itinerary! what a hoot. I’d love to do that…only I’m far, far, far from being a recent college grad. Great pick for Lost Girls of the Week!