INTRODUCTION TO THE TRANSFORMATION DIVISION

To recognize and congratulate those who commit to and complete a physical transormation, the new Musclemania® & Fitness Universe™ Transformation is bring introduce this season. It is a platform for those that have gone through a major physical transformation and want to showcase their personal success at a competitive level. This is NOT bodybuilding, beauty pageant or other competition.

Some examples of transformations include, but are not limited to, people who have lost over 100 pounds, a person who has dropped from a 40 waist to a 30 waist, a lady who has gone from over 200 lbs to the low 100's, etc. All forms of physical transformations are welcome in the division.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

All competitors of Musclemania® & Fitness Universe™ Transformation must be first time competitors or have only competed in the Musclemania® & Fitness Universe™ Transformation but have not placed in first. Once someone has won in Musclemania® & Fitness Universe™ Transformation Regional Show, they can NOT compete at the same level again. However, they are allowed to compete in an International Show in the same calendar year.

Musclemania® & Fitness Universe™ staff will create a presentation for the judges and audience at the event using the photos submitted. The registration form and photos must be emailed or postal mailed and received at least 7 days before the event. Late entries will not be accepted.

CONTEST FORMAT AND JUDGING CRITERIA

The Division will be two parts, "The Story of the Transformation" and the "Physical Transformation".

Story Guidelines:

The competitor will submit their story of their transformation covering the following questions:

  1. Description of your physical self prior to taking on the transformation process.
  1. What were your struggles in life prior to the transformation? (Examples - physical ailments, lack of confidence, medical issues, etc)?
  1. What was the moment or event that made you decide to start the transformation process?
  1. Describe your journey of transformation (List all the high moments and low moments).
  1. What is something you are going to do now that you have made your transformation? (Examples - Run a marathon, do a physique competition, become a model, etc.)?
  1. What are the lessons you learned that you would like to share with others?

Physical Transformation Guidelines

The participant must submit before and after photos for presentation at the show event. The photos must include a local newspaper front page to verify the date the photo was taken. 

Any type of "before" photos are acceptable as long as they do not show nudity or other types of obscene content.
Any type of "after" photos are acceptable that show the physical transformation that occurred.

Presentation and Competition

Each competitor will be introduced to the judges and audition with their transformation photo presentation projected on the theater screen. Once the presentation is complete, the competitor will take the stage to be acknowledged.

Competitors are expected to be dressed professionally. Woman should wear a skirt, dress or gown. Men should wear sport coat & slacks, suit or tuxedo.

Judging Criteria

Competitors will be judged based on the following two criteria:

50% of Score - Story of Transformation
50% of Score - Physical Transformation

Based upon the totals of the judges scores, the one Fitness Universe™ Transformation Champion and Musclemania® Transformation Champion will be awarded. The other competitors will all be presented with Certificates of Recognition.

JUDGES

Musclemania® & Fitness Universe™ Transformation contestants are judged by fitness trainers, coaches and recognized natural athletes, fitness photographers and other professionals who support natural, drug-free athletics.

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FITNESS INTRODUCTION

Since 1989, Fitness Universe Championships has been the premier women’s fitness competition for ladies who want to compete in the fitness arena, but also want the glamor and prestige of a beauty pageant. They are designed to provide a competitive and enjoyable experience for the contestants and unparalleled international recognition.

The Fitness Universe Championships features two divisions:

  • Open Women Division (Ages 18+)
  • Open Men Division (Ages 18+)

Competition rules and format are identical for all Open Women & Men Divisions.

FITNESS JUDGING CRITERIA
Fitness Performance Round – 50% of Score

  • Execution & Performance – 25%
  • Difficulty – 25%
  • Creativity – 25%
  • Appearance – 25%

Competitors must choreograph a creative two minute fitness performance routine.

Judges will look for high energy routines that demonstrate athletic coordination, style, personality and overall performance. Routines may include dance, gymnastics, cheer, aerobics, fitness and/or other displays of exceptional athletic talent. Contestants should demonstrate flexibility, creativity and showmanship. However, there are no specific athletic or strength moves required. Only the athletic skills in which a contestant has experience should be incorporated.

Costumes will be judged as well during the Fitness Performance Round, so special attentions should be given. For the Women Divisions, no G-string or thong-type costumes may be worn unless athletic apparel or tights are worn underneath, and tennis shoes or athletic shoes must be worn. For the Men Division, athletic wear must be worn but may be custom designed for maximum performance ability and creative appearance. For both Women & Men, all apparel must be tasteful and appropriate for a worldwide television audience.

Swimsuit Round – 50% of Score

  • Appearance – 25%
  • Body Condition – 25%
  • Femininity – 25% (Women)
  • Masculinity – 25% (Men)
  • Poise and Presence – 25%

Judges will analyze body shape, tone, symmetry, complexion, poise, presentation and overall condition. Also, they will be looking for fit, toned bodies that display proper conditioning. Ladies must have an attractive feminine appearance and men a muscular and athletic look. However, the Fitness Universe Series are not bodybuilding events or associated with any bodybuilding organization. Therefore, physical definition and excessive muscular development will be penalized. Contestants will be judged individually and in group comparisons.

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MS. BIKINI INTRODUCTION

The Ms. Bikini Universe™ competition is quite simply a beauty contest, but with special emphasis on body shape, condition and overall attractiveness. It includes three competitive rounds. There are no qualifications to compete and the event is open to women worldwide.  All of the competitive Rounds are the same as the Open Divisions but with one height class. Both the Classic & Masters Divisions will be held concurrently with the Open Division. Competitors may participate in either the Open or Classic Divisions but not both.

  • Open Division (18+ Years of Age)
  • Classic Division (35+ Years of Age)
  • Masters Division (45+ Years of Age)

The Open, Classic and Masters Divisions may include multiple height classes based upon the number of competitors in each Division as determined following check-in at the show. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age. No minors are permitted regardless of parental consent.

Themed Sportswear Round – 50% of Score

  • Sports Wear Selection – 25%
  • Poise & Presence – 25%
  • Appearance – 25%
  • Personality – 25%

Competitors should have a chance to show their modeling talents and your creativity. Just like in the swimsuit round they should be asked to walk from one side of the stage to the other performing quarter turns at a specific point outlined on stage. The themed apparel you select should best represent their character, personality, athletic interests and/or any other appearance they’re comfortable wearing.

Contestants must provide a brief description of their outfit in the Themed Sportswear Round. This is an opportunity for contestants to get creative with their costume and also mention the clothing sponsor, if any. No offensive costumes will be allowed (see through tops, etc.)

Swimsuit Round – 50%

  • Body Condition – 25%
  • Facial Beauty – 25%
  • Appearance – 25%
  • Poise & Presence – 25%

Judges will analyze body shape, tone, symmetry, complexion, poise presentation and overall condition. Also, they will be looking for fit, toned feminine body that display proper conditioning. Contestants will be judged individually and in group comparisons. Facial beauty will be judged during this round as well. In the Bikini Round, contestants must wear a two-piece, bikini swimsuit and high heel shoes. If a contestant is competing in both a Fitness Universe Pageant and Ms. Bikini Universe, she must wear a different swimsuit in each event. Because Fitness Universe™ shows are family friendly events, G-String or thong type swimsuits are not allowed. Contestants whom have a muscular appearance and/or walk and generally carry themselves in a masculine manner will be negatively scored by the judges.

LADIES EVENT COMPARISON CHART

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MUSCLEMANIA® BODYBUILDING

COMPETITION DIVISION OPTIONS

Open
Novice
Beginner
Junior
Teenage
Masters

QUALIFICATIONS

Any natural bodybuilder is welcome to compete in Musclemania® events regardless of competitive experience. Beginners, novices or veterans can compete in any regional, national and/or international events. But only Beginners and Novices can compete in designated shows. Veteran competitors may compete regardless of past or current bodybuilding federation affiliations.

JUDGING AND PERFORMANCES

At the Prejudging all contestants will be equally and fairly judged within their division and classes. This will include (1) an initial line-up, (2) mandatory poses and comparisons and (3) selected grouping comparisons. The process is rigorous and demanding, but with the sole intention of selecting who deserves to be a Finalist and Champion. Musclemania® judging criteria is based upon four, equally scored categories:

  • Symmetry 22.5%;
  • Muscle Mass 22.5%;/li>
  • Condition 22.5%;
  • Presentation 22.5%
  • Posing Routine 10% (Top 5 Finalists Only)

At the Finals all contestants will be introduced to the audience and participate in a Class Posedown. The Top 5 Finalists in each Division and/or Class will perform their individual posing routines. Routines are limited to 90 seconds.

Musclemania® is known to be a world class stage event. This reputation is earned, in part, due to state-of-art audio system, provided by Digital Dolby. Only USB music will be accepted – do NOT use CD, DVD, iPhone or any other format.

DRUG TESTING CRITERIA

Because the Musclemania® Championships are natural bodybuilding events, at least 5 competitors among the Top 5 Finalists must be drug tested by urinalysis immediately following their performance at the Finals. If a contestant is tested positive for any of the listed substances, he/she will be disqualified from the competition, forfeit any prizes and/or rewards and be unable to compete in any Musclemania® event worldwide for at least 2 years. Also, if a contestant refuses to submit to drug testing or attempts to manipulate and/or alter a urinalysis sample, then he/she will be immediately disqualified from the competition.

View the complete list of Tested and Banned Substances.

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MUSCLEMANIA® PHYSIQUE INTRODUCTION

COMPETITION DIVISION OPTIONS

Open
Novice
Beginner
Junior
Teenage
Masters

QUALIFICATIONS

Any natural athlete is welcome to compete in Musclemania® Physique events regardless of competitive experience. Beginners, novices or veterans can compete in any regional, national and/or international events. But only Beginners and Novices can compete in designated shows. Veteran competitors may compete regardless of past or current bodybuilding federation affiliations.

JUDGING AND PERFORMANCES

All contestants will be equally and fairly judged within their division and classes. This will include (1) an individual ‘T’ or Spotlight Walk on stage and (2) in group line-up for quarter turns and mandatory & freestyle posing. Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest so extreme muscularity should be marked down.

Musclemania® Physique judging criteria is based upon four, equally scored categories:

  • Symmetry 25%
  • Muscle Mass 25%
  • Condition 25%
  • Posing & Presentation 25%

DRUG TESTING CRITERIA

Because the Musclemania® Physique Championships are natural bodybuilding events, at least 10 competitors among the Top 5 Finalists must be drug tested by urinalysis immediately following their performance at the Finals. If a contestant is tested positive for any of the listed substances, he/she will be disqualified from the competition, forfeit any prizes and/or rewards and be unable to compete in any Musclemania® event worldwide for at least 2 years. Also, if a contestant refuses to submit to drug testing or attempts to manipulate and/or alter a urinalysis sample, then he/she will be immediately disqualified from the competition.

View the complete list of Tested and Banned Substances.

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MUSCLEMANIA® CLASSIC

COMPETITION DIVISION OPTIONS

Open
Novice
Beginner
Junior
Teenage
Masters

QUALIFICATIONS

Any natural athlete is welcome to compete in Musclemania® events regardless of competitive experience. Beginners, novices or veterans can compete in any regional, national and/or international events. But only Beginners and Novices can compete in designated shows. Veteran competitors may compete regardless of past or current bodybuilding federation affiliations.

JUDGING AND PERFORMANCES

Musclemania® Classic judging criteria is based upon four, equally scored categories:

Symmetry 25%
Muscle Mass 25%
Condition 25%
Posing & Presentation 25%

DRUG TESTING CRITERIA

Because the Musclemania® Classic Championships are natural bodybuilding events, at least 10 competitors among the Top 5 Finalists must be drug tested by urinalysis immediately following their performance at the Finals. If a contestant is tested positive for any of the listed substances, he/she will be disqualified from the competition, forfeit any prizes and/or rewards and be unable to compete in any Musclemania® event worldwide for at least 2 years. Also, if a contestant refuses to submit to drug testing or attempts to manipulate and/or alter a urinalysis sample, then he/she will be immediately disqualified from the competition.

View the complete list of Tested and Banned Substances.

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MODEL UNIVERSE™ INTRODUCTION

 

Model Universe™ is for attractive women and men from around the world. Contestants must have stunning looks, an athletic body and know how to present themselves in a sexy and marketable manner for the judging panel and live & television audience. Contestants must be in good mental & physical health and do not need any stage, runway, photo, video, commercial or any other modeling experience. There are no prescribed height and/or weight limitations.

There are five divisions depending upon gender and age, as follows:

  • Commerical Model Women
  • Commercial Model Men
  • Fitness Model Women
  • Fitness Model Men

All contestants will be required to perform a runway style presentation in all 3 of the following Competition Rounds.

  • Sportswear – Active sports apparel appropriate for athletics; Theme selection welcome.
  • Swimsuit – Women in two piece style and heels; Men in one color suit (no patterns or logos) and bare feet.
  • Clubwear – Night and social lifestyle.

The judging criteria will be scored upon the following considerations:

  • Physical Appearance 25%
  • Photogenics 25%
  • Presence & Presentation 25%
  • Apparel Integration 25%

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FIGURE INTRODUCTION

The Figure Universe format shows have become extremely popular since its introduction in 2005. It offers a competitive forum with a pageantry format for ladies whom have an athletic body with a slightly muscular appearance.

  • Open Division (18+ Years of Age)
  • Classic Division (35+ Years of Age)
  • Masters Division (45+ Years of Age)

The Open, Classic and Masters Divisions may include from one to three height classes based upon the number of competitors in each Division as determined following check-in at the show. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age. No minors are permitted regardless of parental consent.

BODY CONDITION
There’s one major difference between Ms. Bikini and Figure competitors – body condition. While Ms. Bikini competitors must have an athletic, shapely and sexy appearance, Figure Universe may be slightly muscular, have low body fat but still present a shapely look. Ladies who have a more natural muscular body would best compete in Figure while those with a softer but still toned body best compete in Ms. Bikini. Sample competitor images are presented for reference.

CONTEST ROUNDS
There is one competitive round at Figure Univere in which competitors must wear a two piece swimsuit. Competitors will walk in a ‘H’ or ‘T’ configuration (depending upon the stage design). Judges will call for quarter turns when contestants must present an erect and stiff body posture.  Finally, judges will line-up all contestants in their respective height classes and call for group comparisons. Shoes must be a standard high heel and no clog to exaggerate a competitor’s height.

JUDGING AND PERFORMANCES

All contestants will be equally and fairly judged within their division and classes. This will include (1) an individual ‘T’ or Spotlight Walk on stage and (2) in group line-up for quarter turns and mandatory & freestyle posing. Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest so extreme muscularity should be marked down. Figure Universe judging criteria is based upon four, equally scored categories:

  • Symmetry – 25%
  • Body Condition – 25%
  • Appearance – 25%
  • Posing & Presence – 25%

SWIMSUIT DESIGN
The two piece swimsuit may have high, side cuts and extremely thin straps to extenuate competitor body lines. However, no thong or ‘T’ cuts are permitted. This is distinctly different from the more standard swimsuit designs as required in both the Ms. Bikini and Fitness competitions. Sample competitor images are presented for reference.

DRUG TESTING CRITERIA
Because Figure Universe are natural events, at least 5 competitors among the Top 5 Finalists must be drug tested by urinalysis immediately following their performance at the Finals. If a contestant is tests positive for any of the listed substances, she will be disqualified from the competition, forfeit any prizes and/or rewards and be unable to compete in any Fitness Universe event worldwide for at least 2 years. Also, if a contestant refuses to submit to drug testing or attempts to manipulate and/or alter a urinalysis sample, then he/she will be immediately disqualified from the competition.

View the complete list of Tested and Banned Substances.

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