BIKINI ATHLETIC CRITERIA
- The attire for the Bikini category will be a two piece suit.
- All two-piece suits must be in good taste.
- Apart from black/grey, any colour and/or pattern is allowed and will be the competitors own choice. Crystals or glitter is allowed.
- The bottom part of the bikini must be V-shaped and cover a decent part of the front at least 2/3 of the glutes. Thongs are strictly prohibited.
- High heel shoes need to be worn but platform soles are not permitted.
- The colour and style of the shoes will be the competitors own choice.
- Competitors may wear jewellery in good taste
What judges look for:
- Balance and symmetry
- Muscle tone and muscle separation
- We want to see separation in hamstrings and glutes
- Muscle separation upper body, mid section and lower body
- Glutes to look more square
- Quads should not be of the size/density of a wellness or figure athlete
- Overall, the bikini athletic physique should display the muscular structure of a bikini athlete but with enhanced muscle separation
Presentation and Comparison Round 1
The competitors will walk on stage in a line-up and will be guided through 4 quarter turns.
- The entire line-up is brought onstage, in numerical order and in a single line.
- The line-up will be divided into two equal-size groups and will be positioned onstage so that one group is to the left of the stage; the other group is to the right of the stage. The center portion of the stage will be left open for comparison purposes.
- In numerical order, and in groups of no more than five competitors at a time, each group will be directed to center-stage area to perform the four quarter turns.
- This initial grouping of competitors, and performance of the quarter turns, is intended to assist the judges in determining which competitors will take part in the comparisons that follow. Judges will be asked to note down their top 5 -not placing them. The Assistant of the Head-Judge will collect all the judges’ top 5 and prepare the comparisons according the judges wishes. The Head-Judge will call the comparisons according to the judges’ notes.
Mandatory posing criteria:
- Front stance:
Competitors will stand with one hand resting on the hip and one leg slightly moved to the side.
- Quarter turn right:
Competitors will perform the first quarter turn to the right. They will stand left side to the judges, with upper body slightly turned toward the judges and face looking at the judges. Right hand resting on the hip, left arm down and slightly back from the centerline of the body, with open hand relaxed. Left foot (nearest the judges) on the toe, slightly in front of the right foot and hip slightly raised.
- Quarter turn face the back:
Competitors will perform the next quarter turn to the right and will stand with their back to the judges. Legs apart, but not too wide apart , relaxed stance with stomach in, chest up, one hand on the hip. Stay upright, slight arch in lower back but not too exaggerated with sticking out glutes. The judges are looking at the whole physique, balance and symmetry between upper body and lower body. – Athletes are reminded that you are not just judged on the looks of your bottom, but the whole of your body viewed from behind. You should stand upright.
- Quarter turn right:
Competitors will do the next quarter turn to the right and will stand their right side to the judges, with upper body slightly turned toward the judges and face looking at the judges. Left hand resting on the hip, right arm down and slightly back from the centerline of the body, with open hand relaxed. Right foot (nearest the judges) on the toe, slightly in front of the left foot and hip slightly raised.
- Quarter turn front:
Competitors will do the last quarter turn to the right and will perform front stance. The total number of comparisons will be as decided by the Head Judge or Stage Director. All competitors will undergo at least one comparison. Upon completion of the last comparison, all competitors will return to a single lineup, in numerical order, before exiting the stage.
Scoring will be based on:
- Balance and Shape
- Overall physical appearance
- Overall presentation
Meeting criteria with regards to body condition and muscle separation