UNIQUE VINTAGE’S SEPTEMBER PINUP GIRL…
Tiffany “Miss Rockett Girl” Frankenberger
From: Cranford, NJ
Bio: I have been pinup modeling five years this November. It was something I fell in love with while flipping through hot rod magazines and seeing all the pretty girls posing on the various cars. It sparked my attention and I was determined to find a photographer willing to photo shoot me. Fast-forward five years later: I have never stopped and have loved every minute of it. It has opened my eyes to people’s perception of what beauty is. I have never thought of myself as a plus size anything until I was placed in this category while modeling. I am ok with it and I embrace it. I consider myself an average sized person but in modeling standards, I am a plus size, curvy model. So I use my modeling as a way of speaking out for the plus size community and tell all the little girls who are considered “fat” that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to be a size 4 to be a pin up. Fifty years ago, pinups where more curvy and had some meat on their bones. I say this with confidence since I live with an 88-year-old grandmother who lived through this era, and she approves of my pictures. She says not all women where skinny or are meant to be skinny. She also says the secret to ladies trying to be thin back then was all of the corsets, girdles and waist cinchers they wore under their clothes.
Since I began pin up modeling, I have started my own styling company and a photographer and I have partner up a couple times a month to do photo shoots. It’s fun being able to transform all of the lovely ladies into beautiful pinups. I’ve been able to pull from my own experience watching the hair and make up people do the same for me.
I have also been featured in Retro Lovely magazine five times. This has been a dream for me. It proves that you don’t have to compete with the skinny gals to have a page in an amazing magazine!
I wish all the best to all my fellow aspiring plus size and regular pin up models. It is the most fun you will ever have!
Ambitions: My ambitions are to represent the plus sized pinup community the best I can. I have never considered myself plus size. I feel at a size 12/14 I am a normal size. My size fits my body shape and height. It wasn’t until I began modeling that I was put into a category. It has never stopped me from achieving my dreams of being a pinup model. One day, I hope to model for a fabulous company as yours and have little girls who are curvy and plus size look up to me for inspiration.
My second ambition would be to have my own accessories’ store. I have been designing and creating my own jewelry and hair accessories for a few years and would love to finally have my own designs featured on models and on blogs and websites.
Favorite Vintage Accessory: I have two favorite accessories, actually: Vintage purses and hair accessories; I am a sucker for vintage purses and love finding them in thrift stores, cleaning them up and wearing them out. Also, I love hats, veils, feathers and flowers. They can make any simple outfit stand out and look like you paid a lot of money for it.
Favorite Pinup Icon: I LOVE Audrey Hepburn and her classic style. It’s very clean and fresh and oh so stylish. I also love Lauren Becall. She has everlasting beauty. Not only was she stunning back in the day, but she had a very strong presence on screen, which I adore.