All dolled up for pageant
VINTAGE glamour and classical elegance shone at the inaugural Miss Diamond Pin Up Pageant at the weekend.
Eight finalists worked the stage in 50s inspired frocks, in front of a crowd of 100 people at West Ipswich's Coronation Hotel on Saturday night.
The winner, Adelle-Marree Smith from Redcliffe and runner up, Ipswich's Dina Kennedy were chosen from the final four.
Ms Smith will now be the face of Diamond Cut Hair and Make Up Studio's advertising for 2012, and have six months of free hair services. She also won a $675 boudoir photo shoot from Friendly Fire Photography and gift vouchers from other sponsors.
Diamond Cut Hair and Make Up Studio owner-operator Cassandra Jackson said the pageant was the first of its kind in Ipswich.
"We had girls entering from all over," Ms Jackson said.
"The winner will be on our new marketing and promotion material for the salon and any events and expos."
Ms Jackson said the pageant took about six months to organise and was she very grateful to the sponsors of the event.
Ipswich businesses Pole Perfect Aerobics, Urban Day Spa and Ultimate Image threw their support behind the pageant, as did Friendly Fire Photography, Dirt Dolls and Mad Clown.
Ms Jackson said $2 from every ticket sold went to Team Cupcake, an Ipswich breast cancer support group.