Right now a whole bunch of amazing women are going through rehearsals at Hornsby RSL, getting ready for the Miss Pinup Australia National Finals that will be held this weekend. Pinups from all over the country have converged on Sydney, and I've been watching everyone's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all week, enjoying the posts detailing everyone's preparation, nerves and excitement.
What's made me even happier is the wonderful attitudes of all these very different women. From all different backgrounds and walks of life, these ladies have come together through the competition in a way that is beautiful to behold. Encouragement, assistance, and support, both physical and emotional, has been exchanged over the internet and in person. Ladies have lent and borrowed, shared ideas, planned road trips and plane trips, and helped each other in countless little ways that all add up to creating a wonderful sense of community.
Regardless of who wins titles on Saturday, all these ladies are going to walk away from the night with a shared experience of something wonderful. Speaking from experience, I made so many amazing friends from both last year and this year, people I treasure and who enrich my life every week. I'm excited to see this happening for another group of amazing women, and I can't wait to see their acts through the Miss Pinup Australia official video, the photographer who covers the event, and of course the countless selfies, snapshots and instagrams that they'll take themselves of their Miss Pinup journey. I only wish I could be there too!
If you're in Sydney, grab a ticket and head to Hornsby RSL to see these amazing women in action. Tickets are here. It's a full stage show, with some beautiful vintage outfits and very talented (and hilarious!) acts on display. If you can't make it, have a quick look at some of these shots of the Qld State Finals held only a few short weeks ago. Best wishes to all our Qld girls, can't wait to hear all your stories when you get back!