Wendy pins her hopes on tak­ing na­tional ti­tle

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Danielle Jarvis

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.

PHIL ROGERS Pic­ture:

Miss Pinup Aus­tralia fi­nal­ist Wendy Crosland and her three chil­dren Ethan, 8, Al­le­ria, 11, and Aaron, 9.

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