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. The Classic Divisions will be held concurrently with the Open Division. Competitors may participate in either the Open or Classic Divisions but not both.

  • Open Division (Any Age)
  • Classic Division (35+ Years of Age)
  • Masters Division (45+ Years of Age)
  • Professional Division*

*Prequalification Required

The Open Division offers three height classes adjusted following competitor registration to provide balanced distribution.Contestants must be at least 18 years of age.  Height classes will be determined at show after check-in.  No minors are permitted regardless of parental consent.


Themed Sportswear Round – 50% of Score

  • Sportswear Selection – 25%
  • Personality – 25%
  • Appearance – 25%
  • Poise & Presence – 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 Swimsuit Round, contestants must wear a two-piece, bikini swimsuit and high heel shoes. If a contestant is competing in both a Fitness Universe and Ms. Bikini Universe, she must wear a different swimsuit in each event. Because the Fitness Universe Weekend may be broadcast on ESPN International and other television networks, 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.

Posing in an overly sexual or manner including bending over in a reverse position, moves indicative of a stripper or other provocative body positions and/or movements will result in a deduction of points at the discretion of the head judge.  Upon a first offense, a warning will be issued.  Upon the second offense, a 25% point deduction will be applied.  Upon the third offense, the competitor will be immediately disqualified from the competition.


Competitors can participate in more than one event if they choose including Ms. Bikini, Figure, Fitness, Model and/or Bodybuilding.  Each event will be scored by a completely different panel of judges, so competitors placing in respective events may vary according significantly.  A Ladies Event Comparison chart is provided for reference.