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Women's Bikini Model

Suit Selection/Athlete Attire

All posing suits and shoes will be evaluated at Athlete Registration the day before the event.

Posing suits (Round 1 and 2) must be two-piece bikini-style posing suits, covering a minimum of half of the gluteus maximus and all of the frontal area.  Competitors must wear clear heels for both rounds.  The heel must be no higher than 5” and the sole no higher than 1 1/2”.   NPAA will provide competitor numbers that are to be worn on the left side of the posing suit.

G-strings, Thongs, and platform heels are not permitted

Small earrings and wedding rings are permitted



Divisions and Classes

Women’s Novice Bikini Model

• Please refer to General Rules and Regulations for information on Novice Division Eligibility

 

Women’s Open Bikini Model

• Please refer to General Rules and Regulations for information on Open Division Eligibility

 

Women’s Elite-Pro Bikini Model

• Please refer to General Rules and Regulations for information on Elite-Pro Division Eligibility

 

Women’s Masters Bikini Model

• Please refer to General Rules and Regulations for information on Masters Division Eligibility

 

Women's Grandmasters Bikini Model

• Please refer to General Rules and Regulations for information on Masters Division Eligibility

  

Women's Bikini Model classes will be announced after height check at registration.  Please note that if there are more than 15 competitors in a Division, there will be 2 height classes.  For example:

• Short Class = 5’4” and under

• Tall Class = 5’4” and over

Please Note: Even and fair division of the classes will be the primary focus at each event. 

 


 

Crossovers

Bikini Model competitors can only enter up to 2 classes:
• 
Open, Novice, Elite-Pro, Bikini
Model competitors are permitted to crossover to Fitness Model

• Open, Novice, or Elite-Pro Bikini Model competitors are permitted to crossover to Masters Bikini Model 

 

Judging Criteria

Women’s Bikini Model judging takes the following elements into account:

• Proportion – equal balance of development between muscle groups

• Symmetry – equal balance of development between each side of the physique

• Stage Presentation – ability to display healthy/fit/ toned physique during comparisons, marketability, skin tone, make-up, suit selection, and confidence during quarter turn comparisons/T-walk.

 

Round 1

Competitors are brought on stage in a line up facing the judges in relaxed pose (description of relaxed pose outlined below).  At that point each competitor is introduced individually and asked to perform a Bikini Model T-walk.  A T-walk consists of the following:

• Walking out to rear centre stage and pausing briefly in a stance of choice

• Then walk up to the front centre stage (pause/pose)

• Then walk to stage left (pause/pose)

• Then walk to stage right (pause/pose)

• Then walk to front centre stage (pause/pose)

• Finally walk back to their place in the competitor line up (relaxed pose)

Each competitor will have 20 to 30 seconds to complete their T-walk.

 

IN THE EVENT OF A COMPETITION THAT EXCEEDS 90 ATHLETES, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POSING CRITERIA IN ROUND 1 FOR NOVICE, OPEN, MASTERS, AND GRANDMASTERS BIKINI MODELS*: 

  • A 20 second "5 point turn" at Centre Stage will be completed in Round 1 to provide the judging panel enough time to evaluate the physique of each athlete at that time. 
  • 5 point turn is as follows:

*NPAA reserves the right to apply the 5-point turn to the Elite-Pro Category as well

Once all of the competitors have completed their presentation, the entire class will be instructed to complete

the following quarter turns (turning right): 

• Quarter turn Right (Right Pose)

• Quarter turn Right (Back Pose)

• Quarter turn Right (Left Pose)

• Quarter turn Front (Relaxed Pose)

 

Mandatory Poses - Bikini Model

 

Description of Relaxed Pose:  Head facing front of stage, right hand on right hip, left hand hanging relaxed along side of body, left hip extended outward, right foot slightly angled outwards and left foot pointing forward.  

Description of Quarter Turn Right - (Right Pose): Head facing front of stage, feet facing side of stage, shoulders angled to front of stage, right hand on hip, left hand hanging relaxed along side of body.

Description of Quarter Turn Right - (Back Pose): Head facing back of the stage, right hand on right hip, left hip extended outward, right foot slightly angled outwards and left foot pointing forward.

Description of Quarter Turn Right - (Left Pose):  Head facing front of stage, feet facing side of stage, shoulders angled to front of stage, left hand on hip, right hand hanging relaxed along side of body.

 

The judges may ask to see certain competitors together and change the order of the lineup at any time during group comparisons, and may request to see certain poses again for closer comparison of select individuals. Please be sure to practice the quarter turns accordingly as improper execution of these poses may prevent the “best” physique from winning.

Costumes and/or props are not permitted

 

Round 2

Competitors are brought back on stage in a line up facing the judges (relaxed pose).  Each competitor is then introduced individually and instructed to walk to the front centre of the stage where she will do two or three poses of her choice (each lasting no more than three seconds).  The competitor will than walk back to her place in the lineup (relaxed pose). 

Costumes and/or props are not permitted

Top 5 competitors are announced for their respective class.