Fitness DIVA Category (New in 2018)
The Fitness DIVA Category is one of our new categories in 2018.
The Fitness DIVA Category will consist of only ONE (1) ROUND – Fitness Active Wear Round.
OVERVIEW OF THE FITNESS DIVA CATEGORY
Our definition of a Fitness DIVA is an athlete that personifies the “Fitness Industry” on a whole.
Fitness DIVAs are expected to be leaner than the Bikini DIVAs however not totally defined in all areas as would be expected in the Figure Category.
The major difference between a Bikini DIVA and a Fitness DIVA is primarily determined by how lean the athlete is. Fitness DIVA competitors must have a very toned and taut body and leaner in the abdominal area than the Bikini Model, however still requires to have a feminine figure.
Less detail and definition is required to that of a Figure competitor and the delineation between the Fitness DIVA and Figure competitor is the level of definition and muscle separation in the torso and limbs (both arms and legs). If a competitor has very defined arms, legs and back they would be better suited to the Figure Category.
Fitness DIVA Divisions
The Fitness 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 date and time TBA.
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 in Fitness DIVA
There will be ONE (1) round in the Fitness DIVA category and this will be a:
FITNESS ACTIVE WEAR ROUND
Contestants will be required to wear Fitness Active Wear (Crop Top and Booty Pants) and joggers. It is important to mention that the color and style of Active wear should be flattering to your body type and skin colouring. Booty Pants can be the fuller type or slender cut but no Thongs or G-Strings are not acceptable.
FITNESS ACTIVE WEAR ROUND
Contestants will be asked to walk on stage cat walk style displaying active sports wear of the athlete’s choosing. The chosen attire must be tasteful and complementary to your body type.
BODY SHAPE AND CONDITION, OVERALL BEAUTY 40%
Our expert panel will be looking for fit, feminine contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with overall condition and beauty. Keep in mind this is not a bodybuilding or figure contest, so extreme muscularity and definition will be negatively scored.
POISE, POSTURE AND PRESENTATION (including hair makeup and smile) 30%
Our expert panel will be looking for contestants who have great stage presence and a very marketable look for Fitness Apparel company.
APPAREL – COORDINATION, FIT AND PROPORTION 30%
Our expert panel will be looking for contestants who best compliment the apparel they are modeling and therefore can suit almost any type of fitness attire.
Important Note for Fitness 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 Models 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.)
Newcomers & 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 Fitness 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.