Miss Pinup New Zealand

Miss Pinup New Zealand is in its 7th year in 2018!

The Miss Pinup New Zealand pageant is to encourage women of all shapes and sizes to feel confident, step out of their comfort zones and to show their inner and outer beauty through the art of pinup. Once applications close, our judging panel (to be announced) will select our Top 10 finalists, who will compete for the title of Miss Pinup New Zealand.

The pageant will be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November at The Very Vintage Day Out, held at Pavilion 6, ASB Showgrounds.

The finalists will strut their stuff on the catwalk, showcasing daywear, beachwear and evening wear, performing in the talent section with our top 4 participating in a Q&A before our winners are crowned. As well as the coveted title of Miss Pinup New Zealand, we crown our runner-up Miss Vintage, Miss People’s Choice (based on public vote) and Miss Picture Perfect (judged on photos submitted in their application).

Previous winners:

L to R: Fran Robertson, Bettie Rage,  Miss Victory Violet, Honey L’Amour, Lady Kitty Hawk


Miss Pinup New Zealand 2017 – Velvet DeCollete

2017 winner – Velvet DeCollete 

Check out Velvet’s wicked blog here

Read more about Miss Pinup New Zealand 2017, Velvet DeCollete here

2016 winner – Fran Robertson

You may recognise Fran from The Beauty School Dropouts, and a few other bits and pieces from around the community! Fran is a self-employed boss lady, well known for her colourful look and bright personality. You can read more about Fran in her interview with FashioNZ here and check out her blog at http://franrobertson.com/

2015 winner – Bettie Rage

Bettie is a hot rod loving, tattooed pin-up who owns her style and is passionate about animal welfare. She loves the sultry side of pin-up, and has the most darling little greaser! Read her interview with FashioNZ here and her Instagram @BettieRageNZ

2014 winner – Miss Victory Violet

Miss Victory Violet is a trained hairdresser and is well known in the community for her incredible vintage looks! Post #MPUNZ, Miss Victory Violet went on to be crowned Miss Viva Las Vegas 18 and has since moved to London for more adventures! Check out her interview with The UrbanList here and her popular blog at www.missvictoryviolet.com 

2013 winner – Honey L’Amour

Honey L’Amour has been known as a pin-up model, burlesque and cabaret performer, singer, artist, hair stylist and makeup artist, more recently focusing on fashion designing. Check out her beautiful collection at http://www.honeylamour.com/ and grab yourself some incredible NZ made pieces for your pin-up wardrobe!

2012 winner – Lady Kitty Hawk

Lady Kitty Hawk runs Debonaire Do’s Vintage Hair and Make-up Styling in Hamilton, Waikato and looks great doing it! She’s a body positivity advocate and was the first to win the title of Miss Pinup New Zealand. Check out Debonaire Do’s on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/debonairedovintagehair/