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Iconic pin-up girl comeback

Back in Fashion: Elyan Shotbolt was runner up in her first Miss Pin Up competition.
Back in Fashion: Elyan Shotbolt was runner up in her first Miss Pin Up competition. Bruce Thomas

RETRO style is being made chic again through new Miss Pin Up pageants.

Rather than a modern day beauty pageant, Miss Pin Ups are returning to older times with entrants parading in fashions from the 1940s and 50s.

Owner of Coffs Harbour fashion store My Sisters Wardrobe, Elyan Shotbolt, entered into her first competition at Taree's Autumn Fest last week, with fellow local girl Rebecca Riches.

All entrants entered under an assumed name and the 28-year-old took to the stage as Miss Lily White.

And lo and behold. after the ball gown, swimwear and lingerie sections (all in older styles), Elyan was awarded second prize, finishing behind a lady who had claimed several prizes before.

"It was my first comp so I was quite impressed that I lost out to someone who had credentials," Elyan said.

Retro style is a passion for Elyan and her sense of fashion can be seen by all at the upcoming Grafton Racing Carnival in July where she has been selected as the face of the carnival.

Then there's also the goal of entering this year's Miss Pin Up Australia pageant.

Topics:  entrants, fashion


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