Found gorgeous Australian pinup Miss Cheri Ripe on Instagram and knew I had to feature her! Not only was her vintage pinup style game on point, but she had also recently lost weight but kept her curves. She looks amazing and since “curvy weight loss” is always my mission, she obviously had to be a CurveInspire girl! Check her out now!!
Will you please tell me and my CurveInspire readers your name, city you work in, and facebook or web link?
My name is Miss Cheri Ripe, I work in sydney australia but also frequently travel/shoot in Brisbane and Victoria and my website at the moment is http://instagram.com/misscheriripe but I’m slowly building my facebook https://www.facebook.com/Misscherieipe
How long have you been modeling/What got you into the world of pinup modeling?
I have always been into the music, fashion and cars. I always joke that I was brainwashed rockabilly cause my mum was born 1951 and was an obsessive Elvis fan, so instead of ‘The wiggles’, I grew up watching Blue Hawaii. But my introduction into modeling was only a year ago, I went into a store where the owner was a photographer and asked me to pose for her one day. It just grew from there.
How did having curves affect you growing up?
I’d always been taller and bigger then all the other kids, and it was really hard for a long time, but I think it helped me accept my individuality a lot sooner then other teens my age. If I was gonna be the 5’9 size DD twelve year old, then I was gonna rock it; with red lipstick.
How did you accept your curves?
It was a mixture of time, maturing, and healthy living. I used to be 30kgs bigger, but I try my best to go to the gym five times a week and eat somewhat healthy. I will never been a size 8, I’m just not built that way but I know I’m doing everything I can to be healthy. And that way, when I am naughty, its just that much better. ;P
How do your curves help you in your career as a pinup model?
One of the best things about Pin up, is that the fashion is amazingly flattering to every shape and size, and Its all about confidence. Confidence looks sexy on anyone. But it has made me embrace my figure, I now see my big chest and hips as a blessing, instead of trying to get them same size as my waist.