Retro looks key to success

Keshia Robinson as Miss Annie Key. Picture: Geoff Levings
Keshia Robinson as Miss Annie Key. Picture: Geoff Levings

Mrs Robinson holds the title of Miss Neo Pinup WA and hopes to defend her crown, before joining more than 100 women in the national Miss Pinup Australia contest.

The contest is for women of all shapes, sizes and ages, who have a love for vintage glamour of the 1940s and 1950s.

Mrs Robinson, who is often stopped in the street and complimented on her hair and outfits, was convinced to enter the contest by a photographer last year.

Despite it being her first time in the spotlight, she was crowned Miss Neo Pinup WA, one of five subcategories, which goes to the woman who puts an edgy, colourful and modern day twist on the original pinup image.

Mrs Robinson represented WA in the grand final in Sydney and despite not winning the Miss Pinup Australia title, she is determined to claim it this year.

‘The contest takes you on a personal journey to bring out your inner pinup, build self confidence, find self love and respect yourself.’

‘I have a few curves and nothing beats donning a beautiful dress and looking like a million bucks, but it isn’t just a competition to me or chance to play dress ups, it’s a lifestyle and something I’m truly passionate about.’

During the state finals, contestants model four 1940s/1950s outfits and perform in a talent segment. Mrs Robinson is hoping her ‘sassy edge’ will help her stand out and allow her to reclaim the title, before going on to Miss Pinup Australia in July.

Show your support for Miss Annie Key by liking her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/missanniekeyprofile?fref=ts. There is also a Mr Pinup category for any interested men.