Wendy pins her hopes on taking national title
MISS Pinup Australia state finalist Wendy Crosland – aka Miss Wurple Violet – has earned the right to compete in the national finals.
Ms Crosland tied for third at the state championships last month and to earn her spot in the nationals.
She was given the theme “Alice in Wonderland” in the state championships, which meant that needed to be reflected in the outfits she chose to wear.
Miss Rouge Pearl was crowned Miss NSW, runner-up was Miss Roxie and Ms Crosland tied for third with Miss Veedub. Pheonix Divine won Mr Pinup NSW.
“I’m just so proud of myself to make it to the nationals,” the Shalvey mother-ofthree said.
“I don’t need a sash or crown to know how much I have changed in myself and to know that I am a strong, beautiful woman.”
While her children are not allowed to attend the national finals, Ms Crosland said they often watch her compete and dress in vintage wear to support their mum.
Ms Crosland said she wanted to be an example of self-confidence for her 11year-old daughter, Alleria, who was her biggest fan.
“I want her to be proud of herself as well,” she said.
“As she grows up and becomes a woman, she needs to be proud of herself for whatever she wants to be.
“If I can inspire her to do so I will feel like I have achieved my major goal in life for her.”
The Miss Pinup Australia finals will be held at The Melba Speigeltent in Collingwood, Victoria, on Saturday.
Miss Pinup Australia finalist Wendy Crosland and her three children Ethan, 8, Alleria, 11, and Aaron, 9.