Pin-up models are associated with WWII or the 1950’s but the genre is trendy again. Embracing the Pin-up model was the 2019 Back to the 50’s Weekend at the State Fair grounds. Organized by the Katfish Kittens, the Pin-Up contest crowned two winners: Miss Back to the Fifties and Miss Streetrod Sweetheart.
This was the second annual Pin-Up Contest at the MSRA Back to the 50’s Weekend. Twenty-five contestants competed for the title of Miss Back to the Fifties, and second place, Miss Streetrod Sweetheart. Rockabilly swing music by the Star Chiefs performed while judges scored contestants on era clothing, hairstyles and accessories. Judges included Maegan Ashline, Rob Lane, Sarah Dos, and Mimi Meow. Emcee Justin Slingsby, a member of the Delinquents car club, introduced contestants and read their biographies.
The 2018 Miss Back to the Fifties, Millie Rose Mitchell, crowned and sashed this year’s winners. Vintage gloves and sun parasols to the Pin-Up winners and t-shirts to the audience were some of the prizes given out. 2019 winners are: Miss Back to the Fifties 2019, Miss Lulu Bliss, and Miss Streetrod Sweetheart 2019, Andromeda Auburn.
Minnesota State Fair: Ice melt- August 15, 2019 Miss Back to the Fifties: Pin Up Contest- June 23, 2019 Street Rodder Road Tour: the highways of America- June 23, 2019 Back to the 50’s: Land of 10,000 Bitchin’ Rides- June 22, 2019 Minnesota State Fair: Pronto Pups, a Banquet on a Stick- September 1, 2018 Minnesota State Fair: The Lunch Box: A Tradition; A Love Affair- August 28, 2018 Minnesota State Fair: Great Big Wheel Rides Again- August 25, 2018 Minnesota State Fair: The Hangar – A New Historic Facelift- August 24, 2018 Minnesota State Fair: Debut of Haunted Dark Ride delayed- August 20, 2018 Minnesota State Fair: 35 new merchandise vendors- August 14, 2018