REIGNING state and national pinup model Miss Lady Lace of Lockridge says she likes creating her own definition of beauty through vintage styles.
Miss Lady Lace, real name Nicole Nichols, won the state title in September before travelling to Melbourne and winning the Australian Pin Up Pageant grand final this month.
Nichols (25) started her pinup modelling and burlesque dancing career seven years ago and formed a pinup academy based at Cyril Jackson Recreation Centre in Bassendean.
Nichols said winning the national title ‘blew her away’.
“My talent section did not go as planned on the day – the music actually did not download properly on to the computer so they had to change it between tracks,” she said.
“I was not able to do what I thought I could achieve on the day and I did not feel that I earned the win at that point.
“Then they called my name as the winner and I was just completely mind blown.”
Nichols said she had an interest in costuming and performing since she was 14 years old.
“I think glamour is my biggest inspiration because I really like the idea of creating glamour,” she said.
“Not everyone can be conventionally what is deemed to be beautiful… I like to create my own definition of beauty.
“I really adore all the styles from the 1940s and 1950s such as Betty Gravel, Rita Hayworth and other big names like that.”
She said her biggest aspiration was to stay in Perth and develop the vintage scene through her academy and social group, Perth Pinup Community.
Nichols will be returning to the national pageant as a judge next year.