Miss Pinup Ireland 2017 Photoshoot
It’s hard to believe how fast the year has flown since Miss Rio Wild brought Miss Pinup Ireland to our shores. So many talented ladies partake and enjoy a fun filled day out Pinup style!
This year the lucky winner is miss Ruby Noir who wowed the crowds with her beautiful singing and stage presence.
Here’s Rubys account of how she ended up on this path !
I’ve been singing since I was very young. As is traditional with many Irish people, I sang in the local church choir for a few years and as I got older, school shows and musicals. But I really got in to performance when I started performing at The Hutch in Pantibar. In 2012 my cabaret troupe UnderCURRENT performed their first show and we’ve been going strong ever since. I’ve been lucky to be able to host and perform at so many brilliant shows with incredibly talented performers.
It’s performance and the amazing, supportive burlesque and cabaret community that gave me the confidence to enter Miss Pinup Ireland in the first place. The amazing Miss Emerald Elle (runner up in Miss Pinup Ireland 2016) said I should consider it and my best friend, the gorgeous DialEmma said she would do it with me.
The whole experience was a blast from start to finish. I met so many amazing women from all around the country whose confidence and talent were an inspiration. The semi-finals were up in Belfast and everyone, from my fellow contestants, the Pinup Crew, to the wonderful Louise Rio Wild (founder of Miss Pinup UK, Ireland and International) were so welcoming and warm. When the finals came around it was like a family reunion.
Of course I sang for my talent, doing to Postmodern Jukebox covers of the Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way for the semi-final and Taylor Swift’s Blank Space for the final. I love any excuse to get dressed up so I wore a different outfit for every round with different silhouettes from wiggle to swing and a few gowns. My favourite looks from Miss Pinup Ireland were my blue sequin gown from the finals talent round and a gorgeous true vintage 60’s gown I wore for the final results (Oxfam, €30, bargain!).
I’m also just returned from Miss Pinup International at the London tattoo convention where I placed as a runner up. I had an incredible time and was honoured to be able to share the stage with talented, incredible women from all around the world. I also got to rock an amazing cherry print wiggle dress from Retro Boutique for my Q&A round on the International stage.
I can honestly say that before this competition I would never have even dreamed about doing a photoshoot by myself, let alone doing a proper pinup or boudoir shoot. The experience and the confidence it has given me is something I will treasure for a long time!