According to Wikipedia, a 'pin-up girl' is defined as follows:
A pin-up girl or pin-up model is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as pop culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display. Pin-up girls are often glamour models, fashion models, and actresses.
My pin-up girl, in fact the only pin-up girl I've ever had, is former Miss World - Belinda Green. I can't say I had a shrine or posters of her around the house, but I would rush into the room any time one of her Macleans toothpaste ads came on the TV. Attraction is an organic thing and there's something special about feeling that way about an unattainable person. In truth, you don't really need or even want to attain them. You're pretty happy with how the relationship is working.
But as it turned out, I did by chance meet Belinda. We even had a picnic 'date' together in the hills outside of Brisbane which - through no fault of hers - was a total disaster.
I was so in awe of her; and that combined with my paranoia, insecurity, unworthiness ... (the list goes on) meant that conversation was almost nonexistent. Just writing this still makes me cringe. My pin-up girl thought I was a dork!
We met up again sometime later when Belinda did a guest spot on the 'Give 'Em Heaps' program (I should put that segment up in the video collection) and it was great to see her again. She's a lovely lady - and wherever you are Belinda - I thank you for your patience and kindness. You'll always be my pin-up girl and I hope you liked your song.
Produced & Arranged by Rick Formosa
Engineered by Michael Vidale
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