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A Swanscombe mum has entered a competition to be Miss Pinup UK

A mum from Swanscombe is hoping to become the next Miss Pinup UK.

Abigail Gibson, 34, of Gunn Road, is a frontrunner in this year’s contest and is counting on local support to push her through to the finals.

She entered last year and made it through to the quarter-finals but has returned a year later with more confidence than ever.

Abigail Wilson is hoping to make it to the finals.
Abigail Wilson is hoping to make it to the finals.

The aspiring model and burlesque performer used to struggle with low self-esteem but with a growing confidence has become an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes.

She said: “I was nervous, worried how I would be judged if I had done what I truly wanted to. I have anxiety and was bullied at school for being a geek, wearing glasses, not being cool or for not being too skinny.

“I have always been interested in the style and look of the 1940s and 1950s and found that if I did my hair in funny little styles and wore one of those circle dresses then people would instead of looking at me like ‘She’s a big girl’, would compliment me on how lovely I looked.”

Abigail’s body-confidence issues stayed with her through raising two children, but the competition has helped her to create new friendships and a lasting self-belief that she hopes will help her bring the crown home.

Miss Pinup is a celebration of all women and an inclusive competition for all ages and sizes.

As well as confidence, the competition offers prizes of clothing, shoes and sponsored photo-shoots.

Abigail will be heading to the quarter-finals on Sunday, July 24, and with some extra support hopes to reach the finals, which will take place on stage at the London Tattoo Convention in September.

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