Created in 2013, All About Pinup started with an all-inclusive Pinup Competition to inspire and empower all women.
It all began with a chance meeting with the inspirational Sini Areiall at the North Karelia TattooFest. Rio Wild, creator of All About Pinup, and Sini started talking in the queue to the women’s toilet. Always a classic meeting point!
Sini explained to Rio that she ran an all-inclusive pinup modelling agency and pagaent. This inspired Rio to set up something similar in the UK. It was on the plane home to the UK that Rio had the thought and set about making something fabulous as soon as she got home.
The London Tattoo Convention was home of the Miss Pinup UK and Miss Pinup International Finals from 2013 to 2017 and it was a fabulous 5 years of amazing fun!
From 2018, the Finals for Miss Pinup UK and Miss Pinup International will be held as part of a phenomenal Vintage, Retro & Pinup Weekender in Bristol, UK.
Fran is a jazz singing, pin-upping mum of a superhero and future pole-vaulting world champion. She is also a marketeer and events manager with 18 years working experience. She loves food, bloody marys, hot yoga, dragons, cats and vintage.
After experiencing the ‘pin-up family love’ whilst attending Miss Pinup UK 17, and accompanying her sister, Miss Sugar Blue Eyes, to Miss Pinup International 17, she decided she never wanted to leave, and became part of the amazing All About Pinup Team.