Sorrento pin-up model stepping out for hot rod show pageant

Rosie Rabbito. Picture: Dynamic Style Photography
Rosie Rabbito. Picture: Dynamic Style Photography

THE second annual Miss Koolsville pageant will showcase 12 pin-up women at this year’s WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular.

Bettie Butcher will host the June 15 pageant, which will feature 12 WA women who live and breathe the hot rod and custom car culture.

Sorrento resident Hayley Zehnder, who will take part in the pageant as Miss Rosie Rabbito, has loved vintage since she was 14 and makes her vintage clothes and accessories.

Rosie Rabbito. Picture: Angie Delarie Photography

Passionate about sewing and DIY, she loves finding vintage garments and recreating them with her own flair as well as being part of the Perth pin-up community. She has always loved rockabilly fashion and culture as it is inclusive for people from all walks of life.

The pageant will have two rounds – the first is ‘garage gal’ and the second gives finalist a chance to show off their personality in ‘entrant’s choice’.

More than 15,000 people are expected to attend the WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular at Claremont Showgrounds on June 15 and 16.

The show is open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday with free entry for children under 12 if accompanied by an adult.

It will also raise funds for Orana House with more than 20 artists donating work for an auction on June 16.

For more information, visit www.wahotrodshow.com.au .