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3. Poise and presentation: How an athlete carries themselves, posture, gait, balance, graceful movement, positioning, stature, and finesse.
4. Style and stage presence: Athletes own self-expression, appeal, how athlete projects themselves, image, camera savvy, stance, posing in creative and attractive ways. Athletes overall look is important and should include a sense of vibrancy, charisma, confidence, sex appeal, a positive and fun attitude, personality and individual style.
5. A suit that enhances their physique. Pay attention to style, fit, colors, a flattering suit that may be decorated and made to order for the ladies. Micros and thongs are prohibited. Clear high heels.
Prejudging (Day Show)
XII.2.1 Comparisons
The class is brought out and half turns are called. Present a confident stance, but not overly flexed. Arms and leg positions are at athlete’s discretion. Facings are from front and back. Relaxed poses that show off the athlete’s overall tone and condition are required. Officials may move athletes around for comparisons. As a group, the class will be instructed to pose, walk to the back, face the judges then walk to the front.
Bikini poses will consist of front and back only. Competitors may not bend over when executing the back pose (see figure below). Points may be deducted if the Bikini competitor bends over during the back pose. The back stance will present the entire back of the bikini body presenting balance and symmetry. One hand shall be placed on the hip; the other hand/arm is gracefully extended to the side. The side with the extended arm will also showcase an extended leg to the side. The upper torso will be upright to present the tone and condition of the upper back with a slight and evident v-taper to the lower back.
Model: Jo-Ann Hill, NGA PRO 42

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