New Format – New Venue – New Entertainment
The 2017 Pinup UK Xmas Party
Featuring Miss Beaver – Beav’s Family Fortunes
Burlesque Entertainment from Rio Wild & Seren Dippity
A Weekend Extravaganza All About Pinup & Burlesque!
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It’s our 5th Anniversary!!
As usual, we’ve handpicked the most fabulous Mentors for the Miss Pinup UK, Ireland and International competitions and we can’t wait for you to meet them!
Watch this space for gorgeous pics and information on these amazing ladies!
Miss Pinup UK Mentors
Miss Pinup Ireland Mentors
Miss Pinup International Mentor
Please note the following updates to our Miss Pinup UK, Miss Pinup Ireland and Miss Pinup International competitions!
PLEASE NOTE: Closing date for entries for Miss Pinup UK, Miss Pinup Ireland and Miss Pinup International have been extended until midnight (UK time) on Friday 5th May, 2017. Voting will commence at Midday on Saturday 6th May, 2017.
Miss Pinup Ireland
Miss Pinup International
Semifinals will take place on Friday 22nd and Finals on Saturday 23rd September, 2017.
All Miss Pinup International entrants will be invited to attend the Semifinals on the Pinup Stage at the London Tattoo Convention on Friday 22nd September. Successful Finalists and Golden Ticket Winners will take part in the Finals on Saturday 23rd September, also on the Pinup Stage at the London Tattoo Convention.
Golden Ticket Winners are from collaborating competitions such as Pinup Doll Australia, Miss Pinup Ireland, Manillusion Pinupkonkurranse (Norway), Rockabella Pin-Up Contest (Finland) and the Brescia Tattoo Fest Pin Up Contest (Italy).
Do you run or attend a Pinup Competition that would like to collaborate with our Miss Pinup International competition? Please e-mail us at email@example.com with ‘Collaboration – <and the name of your competition>’ in the subject bar. We will accept collaboration Golden Ticket entries up to the end of August for 2017. Terms and Conditions apply.
Miss Pinup UK
Semifinalists – Semifinalists are made up of 7 Golden Ticket Winners (5 via monthly draws, 2 from the winners of Miss Scottish Pinup and Miss Blackpool Tatcon Pinup), 18 via online votes through Facebook and the PinupUK.com website (including 5 Wildcards chosen by Rio Wild).
Semifinals – The number of Semifinalists will increase to 25. Semifinals take place on Friday 20th October in Bristol. Registration will be 11am at the Mercure Grand Bristol, Q&A will take place at 2.30pm until 5.30pm followed by the Special Talent at 7pm until 9.30pm.
Finals – The number of Finalists will increase to 10. Finals take place on Saturday 21st October at the Mercure Grand Bristol. Q&A at 2pm until 3pm and Special Talents from 6pm until 7pm during the Welcome Drinks and evening shopping event for the Gala Results Dinner.
Tickets for the Pinup UK Miss Pinup UK 5th Anniversary Weekend Extravaganza events will be on sale soon at www.RioWild.co.uk/buy-tickets.
Thank you for your co-operation with these amendments.
If you have any queries or wish to discuss this with us, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0)7899 945 377.
Big Pinup love,
What a year 2016 has been for Pinup Doll Australia!
Pinup Doll Australia started in 2014 as the vision of Porcelain Rose (Miss Pinup International 2013) and has become an all-inclusive, well rounded event that supports and praises women from all walks of life. Now run by a committee of Pinup ladies the event keeps developing and growing stronger with every year and this could not be achieved without the support of Chromefest, the annual car and nostalgia festival where the Pinup Doll Australia national titles are held.
Pinup Doll Australia is an invitation only event that utilises local events, rather than creating more competition and taking away from the hard work those regional organisers are already doing. Ladies from all over the country that have won a pinup, vintage or nostalgia based event are invited to the national titles and then a wildcard event is held to give ladies an opportunity that may not have a local event to compete in.
Based on the previous year’s achievement we now have an amazing array of sponsors on board, ranging from our major sponsor Pearl Davies Media to hair salons, clothing retailers and jewellery designers – all supporting the Pinup Doll Australia vision with generous voucher and product donations. Pinup Doll Australia is not just about wearing a pretty dress, having the best hair or entertaining a crowd – although all of that helps. Pinup Doll Australia is a proud supporter of charities and support groups in Australia, raising over $11,000 in 2016 via Everyday Hero and donating over 100 personal hygiene items to Share The Dignity Australia.
This year’s entrants:
Miss Lexi Heart – Pinup Doll Australia 2016 – Western Australia
Miss Pearl Lee Shells – Runner-up 2016 – New South Wales
Kitten Darling – Queensland
Dale Velvet Rose – New South Wales
Trixie La Rouge – Northern Territory
Goldie Bardot – Queensland Sunny Burns – New South Wales
Autumn Falls – New South Wales Ivy Dynamite – Queensland
Vera Vamp – Queensland Lola Loveday – New South Wales
Bianca Starr – New South Wales
The ladies gathered from all over the country (some travelling more than 12 hours!!) on Friday night at Diggers RSL for a meet and greet. This was the first time most of the ladies had met and it was a wonderfully warm and welcoming evening for the entrants and the committee. A quick tech run through for the team after dinner, wet weather contingency plans were put in place due to the impending rain forecast and the ladies were sent to bed for a much needed rest.
Saturday morning dawned with a ray of sunshine and hope that we would not be inside for the event… this was quickly washed away an hour later with a rapid downpour and a scramble to the wet weather venue. Our amazingly professional entrants rallied under the change of venue and performed beyond expectations for our judges Miss Stephanie from Style By Divine, Miss Shelley Minson international performer and Miss Elinor of The Nylon Swish. DJ George Galea was as fantastic as always, providing support, equipment and enthusiasm. Belles B Ringing was stunning as our MC for both days and brought a touch of old world elegance to the day with her fabulous styling, whilst Miss J and Bettie Bliss kept everything running like clockwork both on and off stage. Stage Kitty Eszter was a hit with the crowd and the entrants and did a brilliant job managing props for the entrants.
Miss Ivy blew us away with her whip cracking display, Miss Lexi made us laugh with her Tin Man routine based on her own pacemaker, Miss Dale wowed us Cabaret style, Goldie had us all wishing we had diamonds, Miss Kitten brought us to tears with her charity dedicated to her late partner, Miss Biance rolled her way through the event on skates, Sunny got shipwrecked and then serenaded the crowd, the balloon animals by Miss Pearl were astounding, Autumn displayed her drawing skills, captivated by Miss Lola’s talent, we visited Trixie’s Diner and got tied up in knots with Miss Vera.
The ladies performed to a packed house – at times the crowd cheering and laughing was so loud we had to yell to make ourselves heard! All of the ladies received a National Finalist sash in preparation for the crowning the next day and as we all left the venue we were crossing our fingers for sunshine for the crowning…
Sunday lived up to its name! Under sunny skies the ladies all gathered looking stunning in their sashes and ready to find out who would be crowned Pinup Doll Australia 2016. Our Pinup Doll 2015 Bettie B Goode was still overseas having just competed in Miss Pinup International so we had Pinup Doll runner-up 2015 Renee Ribbons on hand to help with the crowning. Miss Lexi Heart had won the Best Talent Section and performed her winning routine for the Sunday crowd – a touching rendition as the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz to If I Only Had a Heart, based on her private experiences with heart disease and having a pacemaker installed at the very young age of 19. The entrants were introduced back to the stage and the winner of each category was announced with every entrant receiving a gift bag and a tiara. Miss Pearl Lee Shells was awarded Runner-up 2016 and the inspiring Miss Lexie Heart was awarded the custom made Pinup Doll Australia 2016 tiara and sash. Miss Lexi was so overwhelmed by her win that she needed help to stand up!
Our event photographer Phil Ingram then escorted the ladies to the local fairground for a gorgeous photo shoot on a carousel followed by a beachside shoot displaying some of the gifts from our sponsors.
But Pinup Doll Australia 2016 does not stop at the crowning!! Most of the ladies have left their Everyday Hero fundraising pages open and are continuing to accept donations. Some of the ladies have become ambassadors for their chosen causes and continue to raise awareness and hold events.
Pinup Doll Australia is so very proud of every single one of our entrants – some performed for the first time, some are seasoned performers, some may never get on stage again but the fact remains that Pinup Dolls are not just a pretty face.
#pinupdollaustralia #Pinupdolls #pinupdoll2016 #pda2016 #notjustaprettyface
Welcome to our Photographers Directory!
All offers are open to all competition entrants. Terms and Conditions apply.
Photographers Directory Terms & Conditions:
- Entrants must contact their desired photographer (click on the photos to go through to the Photographers Facebook page) to arrange a mutual appointment, then email to email@example.com prior to entering which Photographer they would like to shoot with.
- Following this email, the Entrant must complete the online application accessible via PinupUK.com with their existing photos and pay the entry fee.
- Pinup UK will then send the Entrant a code & confirm this with their desired Photographer.
- The Entrant must communicate directly with the Photographer in a timely manner regarding their photoshoot and arrange in a timely manner allowing time for edits.
- Please see individual Photographers guidelines.
- The Entrant must send the new replacement pictures to Pinup UK before the closing date of Friday 5th May, stating clearly in the file name which are to be used for which frame i.e. Head & shoulders, full body & Entrants choice.
- Images must be under 5mb, however the Photographers are aware of our requirements.
- If an entrant resigns from the Pinup UK competition, the remainder of the full retail amount of the photoshoot will be charged by invoice & must be paid within 14 days of the invoice date. If the invoice is not paid, the Photographer is within right to proceed further for payment within Copyright Infringement laws.
Claire Seville – UK
Khandie Khisses – UK
Are Knudsen Photography – Norway
As a special Miss Pinup International price price Are is offering a fabujous 1000 kroner discount on each of his existing packages!
3400 kroner – including hair and makeup
2400 kroner without hair and makeup
1.5 studio hours per three-image shoot when it includes two dress changes.
Miss Pinup International Entrants will get 3 professionally edited images according to the competition rules, and also 6-9 fast (but still good) edited images from the shoot to use for their own promotion.
Pinup UK 2016 Christmas Reunion!
The 2016 Pinup UK Reunion takes place at The Old Stillage in Bristol on Saturday 10th December, 2016.
Performances by the Miss Pinup UK entrants and more! Click here for more information!
We are looking to find the Hairy Rascal of 2016!
The Hairy Rascal competition will take place on Saturday 24th September on the Pinup Stage.
We had a tremendous time last year and the Hairy Rascal Finalists certainly enjoyed escorting our pageant finalists on to the stage!
With sponsorship from Captain Fawcett and more we can guarantee great prizes for the Winners and goody bags for the finalists.
What do you need to enter? A certain amount of facial hairiness is all you need. Big beards, shaped moustaches, mutton chops and/or all of the above.
What happens after you enter? Potential Hairy Rascals will go into the Hairy Rascals photo album on the Pinup UK Facebook page and Finalists get to strut their stuff on the Pinup Stage during the Miss Pinup UK and Miss Pinup International Finals!
How are the Finalists chosen? 10 Finalists are chosen by the number of ‘Likes’ that they have on their photos.
What is expected of the Finalists? The Hairy Rascals Finalists are also required to do the gentlemanly deed and escort some of our pageant finalists and models during a very special Fashion Show with Misty Couture. Stiff upper lip and best foot forward chaps.
Come prepared or book in with AONO at the London Tattoo Convention, there’s a dedicated chair just for you. Make sure you mention this when you book! Contact AONO.
To enter your Hairy Rascalness, click and register here – http://eepurl.com/bjbnZP. We’ll send you everything you need to know.
But remember, you must purchase a ticket to the London Tattoo Convention to gain entry into the competition.
Hairy Rascal 2015 Winner Gabor with Miss Tease & Cake Finalist Lexy Lu. Photo by XC Photography.
Meet our fabulous sponsors MistyCouture!
We asked Silvia why MistyCouture are sponsoring Miss Pinup UK and Miss Pinup International and she told us, ‘Because I will always stand behind uniqueness, drive and self-esteem as I believe these are contagious qualities. Everyone deserves to feel fabulous and I’m excited to contribute, even in a little part, to encouraging and spreading happiness.’
Prizes & Goody Bags
- Winner prize will be a MistyCouture voucher to spend on a bespoke design up to £250 value.
- There will also be 2 vouchers in each goody bag. 10% off anything ready to wear purchased at the convention. 15% off one bespoke or standard size design ordered from MistyCouture website to be redeemed within the next 12 months.
Trading at the London Tattoo Convention
You can buy, follow, love and re-pin Misty Couture through these social media accounts:
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