INTRODUCING....NPF FITNESS MODEL
In the FITNESS MODEL division we are looking for that girl who has what it takes to be a model in the fitness industry. The highest placing competitors in this NEW for 2020 division will possess the look of a fit, athletic model for both workout wear and the evening mini dress, cocktail dress or fashion gown.
This category will feature judging and scoring in both prejudging AND finals. The two scores will be added together to determine final placings.
SCORING: Prejudging will consist of the competitor walking on stage alone, wearing sports workout apparel, to include shoes. This apparel entails basic workout attire such as sports bra, yoga shorts, sneakers. The apparel must expose shoulders, abs, and lower two thirds of quads/hamstrings (see examples below) EXCEPTION - MASTERS FITNESS MODEL ONLY - HAVE THE OPTION TO WEAR FULL LENGTH OR CAPRILEGGINGS IN ROUND ONE (aka prejudging). No bikinis or traditional comp suits allowed. Once on stage, the athlete will come to front/center stage and perform a front pose, side or model pose, and a back pose, then moving to a diagonal on either side of the stage as directed and remaining there until all athletes in that class are on stage. At this point the head judge will begin call outs for comparisons, where quarter turns will be performed. The quarter turns can be performed in the style of NPF Bikini or Figure quarter turns or something comparable - no biceps, triceps or side chest poses allowed.
Finals will consist of each competitor being introduced and entering the stage individually, wearing an evening, dress or gown of choice...the choice should expose full arms and shoulders as well as the majority of one leg (dress with slit). Form fitting cocktail dresses or "mini dresses" with one or two off shoulders or spaghetti straps are classic examples. The dress should highlight and flatter your athletic shape (see examples below). Once on stage the athlete will be performing a t-walk to approximately 30 seconds of house music. then moving to a diagonal on either side of the stage as directed and remaining there until all athletes in that class are on stage. At this point the head judge will begin call outs for comparisons, where front facing and back facing poses will be called out. The half turns should be performed in the style of a fitness fashion model.
Both Prejudging and Finals are judged and scored together to determine final placings and awards.
In addition to the introductory paragraph description above, JUDGING CRITERIA and therefore placings for FITNESS MODEL are based on being in athletic shape, but not so lean as to show noticeable muscle separation or striations, symmetry, muscle fullness, but not the degree of muscularity as is accustomed to being seen with figure, women's physique or bodybuilding, and posing and presentation ability. Contestants should strive to achieve a tight conditioned physique as opposed to low bodyfat levels, not sacrificing muscle shape and symmetry. A balanced, athletic frame, that displays a healthy look, not dry like women's physique or bodybuilding and not carrying the degree of muscle of a top figure girl are trademarks of top finishers.
PREJUDGING STAGE APPAREL EXAMPLES, but not limited to...
The above full length legging is permitted in the MASTERS CLASSES ONLY
The above capri legging is permitted in the MASTERS CLASSES ONLY
FINALS STAGE DRESSES/GOWNS EXAMPLES, but not limited to...