What is Figure?
Figure is a class of physique competition judged equally on symmetry, tone, and beauty/stage presence (to include the model walk). Judges use three rounds to assess competitors in each of these three areas. The INBF is looking to reward women who have fit, toned physiques, yet who are not necessarily proficient in gymnastics or another performance art.
Two-piece Figure suit: The two-piece suit must be in good taste; thongs or T-back bottoms are not allowed. The suit may be adorned with rhinestones, sparkles, sequins, etc. for added effect.
High-heeled shoes are required.
Jewelry is permitted; Body jewelry (piercing) is allowed, so long as it is not offensive. Other jewelry (earrings, necklace, bracelets) may be worn, but should not obscure the physique or be in poor taste.
Judging Rounds (3):
ROUND 1 - SYMMETRY
ROUND 2 - TONE
ROUND 3 - BEAUTY PRESENTATION / MODEL WALK
Mandatory Quarter turns for Symmetry and Tone rounds:
Face Front – From the Front:
Side Pose – From the front pose:
competitors execute a ¼ turn to the right and adjust stance:
Rear Pose – From the side pose:
competitors execute a ¼ turn to the right and face the curtain or rear of the stage
The score from Round 3 is combined with a judge’s assessment of the individual model walk. During the model walk, judges will consider 1) the above Beauty and Presentation elements as a whole and 2) how well you walk and present yourself during the mandatory poses. The judges will be looking to see if all the above elements work together as whole to present a total package. Round 3 scores can be positively or negatively affected by the model walk, moving a competitor up or down in the Round 3 ranking.
SCORING EACH ROUND:
Judges will score each round and give competitors a final placement for that round before the head judge moves to the next round. Example: in a class of 8 competitors, judges will rank competitors 1st thru 8th in each round. When the judges have completed scoring for all three rounds, they will add the (3) scores together to determine the final placement for each competitor.