Saturday June 25 the town of Amélie-les-Bains will host another type of election: that of Miss Pin-Up Occitanie 2022 (reserved for fans of the 1930s to 1960s) a competition in which all women, without exception or particular criteria , can participate. Among the 8 contenders for the regional scarf we met the two candidates and friends who will represent the Pyrénées-Orientales. They are the Port-Vendraise Caroline Moret, 49, who works at the Banyuls-sur-Mer thalassotherapy center and the Romeufontaine Nathanaëlle Sonneck, 39, engineer and manager of the Odeillo Solar Furnace, who have all the two stopped “the time counter” on the fifties. And take it proudly.
It is to bet that to the under 50s the names of Betty Boop or Betty Page, famous pin-ups of the 50s whose photos then lined the cabins of truckers, do not evoke much. Conversely, would those of Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth or Ava Gardner, three of Hollywood’s biggest stars, speak more? Well the two contenders for the title of Miss Pin-Up Occitanie 2022
are the successful mix and revival of these “goddesses” with finely belted waists, sensual shapes and ultra-brite smiles that have made generations of males around the world dream so much.
A more flamboyant past than todayCaroline Morer – better known by the stage name of Miss Marieta (ladybug in Catalan) – of Port-Vendraise origin, is, in everyday life, mother of two boys and works at the reception of the Thalassotherapy Center of Banyuls-sur- Sea. Nathanaëlle Sonneck – known as Lady Sunny Nat – is an engineer and manager of the Odeillo Solar Furnace and lives with her husband and 11-year-old son in Font-Romeu. They will be, Saturday June 25, in Amélie-les-Bains, the only two representatives of the Pyrénées-Orientales in the Miss Pin-Up 2022 competition. We will be a total of 8 regional candidates.”says Miss Marieta, blonde curls, scarlet mouth, red and white dress and matching bow in her hair. Note that this competition, born in 2014, does not require ” no selection criteria, whether related to age or physique” specifies in turn Nat, red hair, molded in a blue dress with pink flowers with a small matching light pink bag. The only thing that counts in their eyes is the image of a woman who “ assumes his passion for fashion, culture, music, arts and values in vogue from the 20s until… 1964″. “Why is this deadline year?” one remarks. ” Because it unfortunately marks the end of the pin-up era and the beginning of the girls who posed naked in Play Boy magazine”
Olivier GOT – Olivier GOT Laughing, accomplices, visibly comfortable in their skin as modern women nostalgic for a past “more flamboyant than today”the two candidates evoke the different stages of this competition which will begin at 7 p.m., either parade in daytime dress, short speech of presentation, free show of 2 minutes, then passage in evening dress. And in the end, perhaps a distinction that will bring the future Miss Pin-Up Occitanie and her two runners-up to the gates of “national title which will take place at the end of October this year in Wingles, in Hauts-de-France
The competition will take place at the Salle Jean-Trescases as part of the Festival Nostalgie Amélie. Admission: 15 euros (free for children under 11).