(50% of score) For females, this round will be performed in a two piece swimsuit and high heels. Judges will be looking for developed muscles with some visible separation. Judges would like to see lean, symmetrical physiques that include even distributions of bodyfat and muscle, and an ideal waist to hip ratio. Poise and confidence of the competitors is important as is attractiveness and presentation.
For males this round will be performed in swim trunks and either barefoot or suitable footwear (ie: sandals). Judges would like to see developed and proportionate muscles with visible separation. Competitors should also have low bodyfat, visible definition, and broad shoulders with a narrow waist. Poise and confidence are also important, as are attractiveness and presentation.
Musculature – the competitor should have an athletic look and developed muscle. The competitor should not fit the terms “skinny” or “big” by fitness standards
Conditioning – there should be separation between muscle groups (ie: well defined abs, separation between shoulders and upper arms). Women should not be vascular or striated. Men may have some vascularity.
Symmetry – there should be an aesthetically pleasing balance between the muscle groups
Attractiveness/Marketability – does the competitor have “the look” that a magazine would be looking for? Would we be able to successfully submit the competitor for magazine publication or ad campaigns with a fitness related business?
Confidence/Presentation – the competitor should exude charisma, they should exude confidence and poses should look natural. Bodybuilding poses or poses that look like the competitor is obviously flexing hard are not suitable for this category