Pinup girl Miss Adena Ruby will represent the South Burnett in Miss Downunder Beachfest, one of Brisbane's biggest pinup pageants.
Pinup girl Miss Adena Ruby will represent the South Burnett in Miss Downunder Beachfest, one of Brisbane's biggest pinup pageants. Contributed

Country girls can do pin-up pageants too

KINGAROY pin-up pageant girl Miss Adena Ruby is keen to represent the South Burnett at one of the biggest pageants in the State.

The Miss Downunder Beachfest competition in Caloundra on Saturday, June 9, will have only 10 pin-ups from across Queensland gracing the stage.

"It's the most serious one I've done, so I'm really excited for it, it's always a lot of fun and of I course I get to dress up,” she said.

They do not always expect country girls to dress up at these events, so it is fun to prove anyone can do it and show we have a lot of fun out here, Miss Ruby said.

Miss Adena Ruby is excited to show her hometown the pin up pageant world at BaconFest.
Miss Adena Ruby is excited to show her hometown the pin up pageant world at BaconFest. Contributed

She started competing in the pageants last year, won a few, and is looking forward to the Miss Baconfest pageant coming up in her hometown.

"It's really quite exciting to bring that scene to the area, and hopefully I'll inspire others to try it themselves,” Miss Ruby said.

"It'd be great to have more locals give it a go and get out of their comfort zone, as it really helped with my confidence, it was just a bit of fun.”

The pageants are only a small part of her rockabilly-embraced life, from 50s and 60s clothing and furniture, to the retro cars and bikes she works on with her husband.

South Burnett

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