OCB BIKINI GUIDELINES
OCB Bikini competition participants
must be age 18 or older. Current membership to OCB is
required of all competitors to participate in OCB events.
All OCB shows are natural events, meaning use of performance
enhancing substances is not permitted. Complete details on
drug testing and a list of banned substances can be viewed
Competitors must successfully pass a polygraph screening
prior to events to attest to their natural status.
The OCB Bikini division consists of
two parts: Group Comparisons and Individual Presentations
(stage walks). For events that have separate times for
prejudging and finals, individual presentations (stage
walks) are only performed at finals. Two-piece suits and
high-heeled shoes are worn for both parts of the contest.
Suits can be of any style, color and pattern with the
exception of being a thong/T-back bottom.
A specific level of muscularity or
leanness is not sought after for OCB Bikini competition.
Judging is based on having an overall healthy-looking toned
body with good symmetry, shape, fullness, balance and
proportion with good poise, posture, confidence, stage
presence and comfortable presentation. Other factors that
can affect overall appearance are skin tone, complexion,
suit fit, hair and make-up. Bikini competitors should not
display an abundance of muscle size, deep muscle separation,
or muscle striations.
Group Comparisons – Body
Each class is brought to front
center stage and is guided through half turns to display
physiques from the front and back. The front and rear
stances are to be with one hand on a hip with the opposite
hip extended outward. Stances should be fairly relaxed.
Competitors should not appear to be flexing. The leg on the
side with hand on hip should have toes angled outward
slightly while the opposite leg’s toes should point straight
Individual Presentations – Stage
The individual presentation portion
for OCB Bikini competitions is a stage walk. Competitors
walk out to music of their choice and perform a “T” walk. A
T-walk consists of walking out to rear center stage and
pausing briefly in a stance of choice. Competitors then walk
up to front center stage and perform half turns to show a
front and back view of their physiques, then walk to stage
left and pause briefly in a stance of choice, then walk to
stage right and pause briefly in a stance of choice, then
walk to the front center of the stage and pause briefly in a
stance of choice, and finally walk off stage diagonally to
the side from which they entered. The walk resembles a “T”,
which is how it got its name. Individual presentations
should be done tastefully and be conducive to a family
atmosphere. Bodybuilding-type poses, fitness moves (like
push-ups) and costumes/props should be avoided.
Stage Walk Examples Diagram (If entering from the right
side of the stage):
Each judge takes scoring all
criteria into account and assigns one overall score for each
contestant in the form of rank during the group comparison
round, such as 1st through 7th place, for example. A highest
and lowest rank for each competitor is dropped as a
safeguard against human error and/or bias, whether
intentional or on a subconscious level. The remaining
judges' placements are summed, and the competitor with the
lowest sum total receives first place in the class. Second
lowest sum receives 2nd place, and so on.
If a tie occurs, placements are decided by the
-Crossovers (entering additional
divisions/categories) are not permitted between Bikini,
Figure and Bodybuilding. Crossovers are permitted between
Bikini, Fitness Model and Ms. Fitness