Yesteryear stars sparkle in teen pin-up's eyes

00:23, Apr 03 2014
Katie Patterson-Duthie
Miss Pin Up New Zealand top 10 finalist Katie Patterson-Duthie, from Invercargill.

An Invercargill teenager has made it into the top 10 in a nationwide competition.

Miss Pinup New Zealand finalist Katie Patterson-Duthie, 18, is ecstatic to have made it to the finals.

"I can't really believe this to be honest, I'm just kind of doing my own thing. I'm not going into it thinking I'm going to win."

Pin-ups style themselves in 40s and 50s clothing and makeup, much like the famous pin-ups of the time such as Bettie Page, Jayne Mansfield and Hedy Lamarr.

Patterson-Duthie first became interested in the style last August after attending a concert of 40s and 50s music. She fell in love with the music and from there developed an interest in the entire style.

It was all about how the style made her feel, she said.


"I love how it gives me such confidence and allows me to be who I truly am."

Her favourite pin-up was Marilyn Monroe.

"She's just the ultimate."

It was not just about the pretty dresses, Patterson-Duthie hoped the competition would open doors for her in the future.

"My ultimate dream is to be an actress."

The winner will be announced at The Very Vintage Day Out on April 5 in Auckland.


The Southland Times