Mitzi’s Pinup Corner: Bomber Betty

Click Here to Begin Slideshow Hot rod and pinup photographer Mitzi Valenzuela is known for having her finger on the pulse of both classic and rockabilly car culture. As part of that, Mitzi produces pinup contests for shows all over the world. Here she shares photos of the competitors and some super sweet rides. Here are a few words from pinup model Bomber Betty: My name is Bomber Betty. I have lived in LA my whole life. I love the military and pinup lifestyle. My favorite color is leopard print and I just love vintage style dresses and clothing. I loved listening to the stories that my father would tell me about his time serving in the U.S. Army. I wanted to reach out to help more servicemen and women, like my father, get the care and support that they deserve. Unlike many pinups, bomber girls weren’t just about pictures of attractive women: The female figures were often regarded as mascots or lucky talismans that would ensure a plane’s safe return home. Sociologists have linked airplane nose art to the carved figureheads once found on the bows of ships, which superstitious sailors regarded as a type of good luck charm. That’s where I got my pinup name from, Bomber (military nose art or good luck charm) and Betty after my grandmother and the famous pinup Bettie Page. My father passed away three years ago. He was a US Army veteran, and is the reason why I did my first pinup contest. He is also why I reached out to Pinups for American Heroes. Pinup, for me, is not just about the military but the families and the community. I didn't realize when joining Pinups for American Heroes - not only are we giving back to the veterans and raising funds and making sure that we show support, but we are also a group of women who are there for each other and stand up for each other. We inspire other women to feel and look beautiful just like we do. That's what I want to be a part of. That’s what pinup means to me. It also means strength, class, and elegance. It means being thankful and proud but it also means supporting our vets who miss birthdays, miss holidays, miss first steps of their children, and sometimes miss lives. I joined Pinups for American Heroes because I want to give back those missed birthdays, I want to give back those first steps, I want to give back those lives. I want to be more than just a pretty face modeling; Pinups for American Heroes has given me that opportunity. I get to stand up next to beautiful women and inspire others to support our veterans.

Mitzi's Pinup Corner: Bomber Betty

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Hot rod and pinup photographer Mitzi Valenzuela is known for having her finger on the pulse of both classic and rockabilly car culture. As part of that, Mitzi produces pinup contests for shows all over the world. Here she shares photos of the competitors and some super sweet rides.

Here are a few words from pinup model Bomber Betty:

My name is Bomber Betty. I have lived in LA my whole life. I love the military and pinup lifestyle. My favorite color is leopard print and I just love vintage style dresses and clothing. I loved listening to the stories that my father would tell me about his time serving in the U.S. Army. I wanted to reach out to help more servicemen and women, like my father, get the care and support that they deserve.

Unlike many pinups, bomber girls weren’t just about pictures of attractive women: The female figures were often regarded as mascots or lucky talismans that would ensure a plane’s safe return home. Sociologists have linked airplane nose art to the carved figureheads once found on the bows of ships, which superstitious sailors regarded as a type of good luck charm. That’s where I got my pinup name from, Bomber (military nose art or good luck charm) and Betty after my grandmother and the famous pinup Bettie Page.

My father passed away three years ago. He was a US Army veteran, and is the reason why I did my first pinup contest. He is also why I reached out to Pinups for American Heroes. Pinup, for me, is not just about the military but the families and the community. I didn't realize when joining Pinups for American Heroes - not only are we giving back to the veterans and raising funds and making sure that we show support, but we are also a group of women who are there for each other and stand up for each other. We inspire other women to feel and look beautiful just like we do. That's what I want to be a part of. That’s what pinup means to me.

It also means strength, class, and elegance. It means being thankful and proud but it also means supporting our vets who miss birthdays, miss holidays, miss first steps of their children, and sometimes miss lives. I joined Pinups for American Heroes because I want to give back those missed birthdays, I want to give back those first steps, I want to give back those lives.

I want to be more than just a pretty face modeling; Pinups for American Heroes has given me that opportunity. I get to stand up next to beautiful women and inspire others to support our veterans.

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