Farmborough Heights retro devotee Polly Polka-Dot has been crowned a winner at the NSW leg of the Miss Pin-up Australia contest.
The petite Polly modelled hundreds of dollars worth of genuine 1950s dresses and accessories, most spectacularly in the competition's evening wear finale, when she donned a fire engine-red ballgown.
"My goal in entering was to win, but I had a great time so that was equally important," said Polly, a real estate receptionist whose real name is Joanne Teunissen.
"I shared a change room with the other girls in my category and we had a great time helping each other get ready."
The contest, at Penrith Panthers on Saturday, included categories for daywear, swimwear, lingerie, evening wear and talent.
The event was started by Pixie Roberts as a way of sharing the love of vintage and instilling confidence in women of all shapes, sizes and ages.
Polly's win means she will pose off against interstate style sisters at the Miss Pin-up Australia final on April 20, also at Panthers.