Model brings 'rockabilly look' to pin-up competition

Liz Piraner is in the running to be a pin up girl. Photo Scarlett Noir Photography
Liz Piraner is in the running to be a pin up girl. Photo Scarlett Noir Photography Scarlett Noir Photography

LIZ Piraner has been interested in the world of pin-up girls for some time.

But she was surprised to find herself a frontrunner in the first competition she entered.

Pin-up models became famous for mass-produced pictures that gained widespread appeal with soldiers during the First World War.

Ms Piraner has long been interested in old cars, regularly attends custom culture event GreazeFest and associates herself with vintage fashion.

"I'm more of a rockabilly girl and take a bit of a tomboy approach, whereas most pin-up girls are feminine like you would see during the world wars with a face full of make-up."

She said a friend "roped her" into doing a photo-shoot and she was later convinced by another to enter the Perfect Pin Up September event.

Run by blog site Perfectly Pinned Up, the competition sees girls pitted against each other for likes, comments and shares on social media.

The three girls with the most votes will move onto the final round, where they will be asked questions about vintage.

The winner will be the cover model of the site for the month of September.

Ms Piraner was photographed in an iconic Toowoomba location, at Lisa King's First Coat mural on the corner of Bowen and Neil Sts, posing on a 1958 Ford Customline.

To vote for Ms Piraner or offer encouragement visit PerfectlyPinnedUp.

Photo Scarlett Noir Photography
Liz Piraner posing with her partner Corey Pascoe. Scarlett Noir Photography