Dural pin-up girl's dream comes true

Reflecting on her rise: For Tracey Robertson, it's been a personal journey to bring out her inner pin-up, especially after separating from her husband of 25 years. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Reflecting on her rise: For Tracey Robertson, it's been a personal journey to bring out her inner pin-up, especially after separating from her husband of 25 years. Picture: Natalie Roberts

A Dural school teacher known for her victory rolls and bright red lipstick has va-va-voomed her way into the Miss Pin Up Australia final — as a wild card.

"I'm still pinching myself"

Tracey Robertson said she couldn't believe her luck when she got the call last week.

"I'm still pinching myself," the 43-year-old single mother of three said.

"Now I'll be performing against four other ladies nationally in the Miss Prestige [over-40s category]."

In the state final, Ms Robertson — or Miss Tee Cee, as she's known in the competition — showcased her svelte figure by wearing a 1950s swimming costume in the swimwear segment, her mother's negligee from her wedding night in the lingerie segment and a teal green three-quarter length full skirt dress in the daywear segment.

But it was her "talent" that really stole the show.

"Turns out the vintage pogo stick I'd bought [as her 'talent'] was a kids' one and wouldn't take my weight"

"It was quite funny actually," Ms Robertson said.

"Turns out the vintage pogo stick I'd bought [as her 'talent'] was a kids' one and wouldn't take my weight so I got another one.

"Every time I'd go on it I'd get probably two bounces on it."

So for the state final, she played a xylophone behind water glasses, then showed the audience her pogo stick, so they'd see it was too small for her, before revealing the bigger stick and motioning: 'What — do you think I'm crazy?'

"Then I ended up dancing with the pogo stick," Ms Robertson laughed.

■ Miss Pin Up Australia Final, Hornsby RSL, August 2, 5pm. Details: http://misspinupaustralia.com.au.

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