Pin-ups make a comeback in Milwaukee, for a good cause
Stephanie Graham, Melissa McCrady
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MILWAUKEE - 'Pin-up' pictures are coming back. Just ask Kaitlyn O'Malia, the founder of the 'Party-Girls Pin-ups' in Milwaukee.
"When I think pin-up, I think of a woman who has a lot of great self esteem, is really comfortable in her own body," O'Malia explains.
O' Malia is an army wife based in Milwaukee. She founded the group a couple years ago as a way to raise money for our troops.
"I was really thinking of my grandparents, and the way they talked about how pinups really helped along the troops." she said.
The party girls produce a yearly pinup calendar, with proceeds going to the local USO.
Stephanie Wheeler is a retired military police officer and a pinup, and says, "It's fun to dress up for a day, and be girly."
Wheeler admits she's normally shy, but likes how the pictures make women feel liberated.
"I highly recommend pinup pictures because every woman looks gorgeous in it. It's not for tall, skinny people, it fits any body type," Wheeler assures.
In addition to the yearly calendar, the pin-ups also send letters to our troops. O'Malia explains, "One of our pinups writes it, and sends a little picture signed, just to show we're out there, we care."
These ladies plan to keep dressing up and kicking up their heels, all for a cause.
"I am very proud of where this is going, and it's only getting bigger and better," O'Malia exclaims.
The pin-ups hold several fundraising events throughout the year. Their next event is a World War II Dance Hall night on June 8th in Oak Creek.