WITH a sweep of blush, a lick of lipstick and hot rollers in tow, Tess Langworthy transforms into Ree-Ree Rydell.
Miss Langworthy is one of four Tasmanian entrants in the Miss Pinup Australia competition.
The competition is designed to celebrate women and their bodies in the classic 1950s way, as well as embrace all things vintage and rockabilly.
The Devonport resident has always loved the glamorous 1950s era, but first became inspired to follow in the footsteps of fashion icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren after a close friend entered the competition last year.
"The 1950s were about celebrating the female figure rather than sexualising it. The tight fitting clothing accentuates a womanly figure without showing too much skin," Miss Langworthy said.
For the 23-year-old, that fashion era becomes an instant confidence boost.
"Miss Pinup Australia is a worldwide platform for everyday women of all shapes, sizes and ages to join together through a celebration of vintage glamour."
"I've always been intrigued by 50s music and style ...who doesn't love Elvis," she said.
Miss Langworthy's transformation to Ree-Ree Rydell doesn't always please everyone, but she is proud of her style and encourages all girls to embrace their inner beauty.
"Be who you want to be ... there are always going to be comments either way," she said.