Bikini DIVA Category (New in 2018)
The Bikini DIVA Category is one of our new categories in 2018.
OVERVIEW OF THE BIKINI DIVA CATEGORY
Bikini DIVAs are to depict “A Picture of Health” to the general public however they must still have some athleticism about themselves. Bikini DIVAs are not expected to be lean and defined though they must still have a toned body and good figure. Bikini DIVAs are judged on their physical appearance, beauty, body shape and tone, presentation, confidence, cat walk, stage presence and marketability.
Bikini DIVA Divisions
The Bikini DIVA category will be broken into the following divisions:
All divisions may be split further by height classes (ie. short, medium, tall) subject to final competitor numbers which will be known after the official registration. Competitors will be advised at the competitor briefing.
Competitors can enter in to more than one division ( ie. Junior and Open or Novice and Open etc..) if they desire, subject to the division age and applicable entry fees.
Note: Novice & Junior divisions will not perform individual walks, rather they will come on collectively in each respective group where by comparisons and half turns will be performed. Open & Classic divisions will perform individual cat walks prior to group comparisons and half turns.
Judging Rounds for Bikini DIVA
There will be ONLY ONE (1) round in the Bikini DIVA category and this will be a:
Contestants are required to wear a bikini of their choice and heels and asked to walk across the stage in either a T walk or Spotlight walk configuration. It is important to mention that two-piece swimsuits are required. Thongs or G-Strings are not acceptable. Heels can be any height and color.
You will be judged on your displaying a total healthy body image, showing proportion and balance between upper and lower body parts and presentation. Beauty, appearance, poise, walk, posture, charisma, as well as your general impression and confidence will also be assessed and judged in this round.
NO ROUTINES ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS ROUND. Music will be provided by the promoters for your walk.
BODY SHAPE,TONE AND OVERALL BEAUTY 40%
Our expert panel will be looking for fit, feminine contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with overall body tone and beauty. Keep in mind this is not a bodybuilding or figure contest, so extreme muscularity and definition will be negatively scored.
POISE, POSTURE, CATWALK AND PRESENTATION 30%
Our expert panel will be looking for contestants who have great stage presence and a very marketable look for fitness modeling.
APPAREL – COORDINATION, FIT AND STYLING 30%
Our expert panel will be looking for contestants who best compliment the apparel they are modeling includes fit, color, and styling of Bikini along with how it complements the athletes body shape, skin, hair and overall look.
Important Note for Bikini DIVAs:
Open and Classic divisions will be required to do an individual catwalk either as a T walk or Spotlight walk across the stage (type of walk will be determined based on the final competitor numbers) in each round. At a set point on stage DIVAs will take a moment to pose, do either a quarter or half turn and move either to the next set point on stage (if-T walk) and do the same or move to the rear of stage and commence the formation of a line-up.
Once each competitor has performed their individual walk each line-up of competitors will be asked to move forward for the comparisons to occur.
For the comparisons competitors will be asked to perform half turns, facing front of stage straight on then facing the rear of the stage. This may occur several times whilst being judged as judges may need extra time to finalise their scoring. (Note: No moves or stances of any sexual or erotic nature will be tolerated.)
Novice & Junior divisions will not perform individual walks, rather they will come on collectively in each respective group where by comparisons and half turns will be performed.
THE JUDGING PANEL
An expert Judging Panel for the Bikini DIVA Categories will be made up of professionals from within the fitness, fashion and health industry such as Modelling Agents, Professional Fitness and Fashion Photographers, Talent Scouts and Fashion Industry Members, as well as some Internationally Recognized fitness Celebrities.
AUDIENCE FAVORITE/POPULARITY AWARD
Every ticket holder of the event will receive 1 voting card on entry in which they will write (contestant number) their choice for first place female. Voting cards will be placed in allocated ballot boxes in the venue.
TIPS FOR NEW COMPETITORS
The Natural Bodz Asia Pacific International Fitness Model Championships DVDs are available for those that would like to familiarize themselves with the running of this event also to view the fantastic competitors that took part in our past Events. Click here for more information and how to order your copy.