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For a week, Claire Sinclair turns ‘Pin Up’ calendar over to Sabina Kelley


Shannon Brooke

Sabina Kelley.

Sabina Kelley and Daughter at D.Vino

Sabina Kelley and her daughter, Grace Lynn, at D.Vino in Monte Carlo. Launch slideshow »
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Sabina Kelley arrives at the grand opening of 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison at Mandalay Bay on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Ever since “Pin Up” opened in March 2013, it has been unclear who would spell star Claire Sinclair should she ever need time away from the show at the Stratosphere.

Having never used a swing, or understudy, performer for the 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year, officials with the show have announced that Sinclair will be spelled by another pin-up model this summer.

Sabina Kelley, celebrity judge on “Best Ink” on the Oxygen Network, will step into the central role as the production’s host for a week from July 24-31.

The guest-star performances are set for when Sinclair attends Comic-Con in San Diego to promote her comic book, “Wondrous: The Adventures of Claire Sinclair.”

In a statement, Sinclair said, “Sabina is the perfect guest star for ‘Pin Up.’ With her gorgeous tattoos and striking platinum-blonde hair, she will bring a rockabilly edge to the show that I know all of our ‘Pin Up’ fans will adore.”

Said Kelley, who performed as a showgirl in “Jubilee!” at Bally’s for two years: “I am so grateful to my good friend Claire and the Stratosphere for the opportunity to appear in ‘Pin Up.’ I absolutely love the sexy, flirty and fun way this talented cast and crew have brought the iconic pin-up girl calendar to life.”

Kelley began rehearsals over the weekend. She is a popular magazine-cover subject and is well known for TV appearances. She also hosted the online series “Best Ink Redemption” and owns and operates Bombshell Tattoo Removal, a laser tattoo removal business in Carey Hart’s Hart and Huntington tattoo shop at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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