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XI.2 Prejudging (Day Show)
1. Contestants may be brought out individually for a short stage walk for the judges to observe overall presentation, poise and stage presence.
2. Contestants will be brought out all at once and do quarter turns to the right. Two- piece suits that cross in the back are required. Ornamentation, like sequins, is permitted. No thongs permitted. No oil may be used. Sheen is okay. Jewelry and hairpieces may be worn. No props are used. Heels are mandatory.
3. Judges are scoring Shape/Symmetry and Tone/Condition. The judges may move Athletes around. Keep smiling and listen to the calls. Body shape includes how the muscle groups are shaped, pleasing to the eye, balanced.
4. Symmetry is how they fit together, the harmony and proportion of the physique. The body structure should have an equal ratio of torso to leg length, shoulders to hips, etc. This also includes the equal development of upper to lower body groups.
5. The judges will look for a fitness type of physique, which includes a level of overall muscle tone achieved through athletic endeavors but not a bodybuilding development style. The muscles having a round and firm appearance, indicating muscle tone and condition. There should be muscle definition between major muscle groups, like biceps and triceps, but not excessive separation or cut. Muscle tone also means the absence of excessive fat and water with a sense of overall body hardness. Judges will look for an even balance of muscle to frame and balance of body parts to each other.
XI.3 Finals (Evening Show)
1. Contestants will be brought out again as a group. Ornamentation on the suit is acceptable. Additional accents are also acceptable. Exiting off stage, athletes will be re-introduced individually for “T-Walks”. Follow the stage directions given earlier, and stroll at a pace that will take up approximately: 60 seconds. Athletes will be judged on Presentation/Poise. Judges are looking for confidence, grace and overall style. Charisma, inner beauty and appearance are considered. How athletes walk, carries themselves and “come across” is pertinent.
2. A final line-up may follow. Judges may ask to compare contestants for any final comparisons.
3. Each round will be worth one half of the total score.
4. At the awards time, all ladies will come out for a final group stroll.
5. The final top three or five (promoter’s discretion) will receive their awards

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