I realized recently that the 2012 Jr. Nationals competition was my 14th time on stage and my 8th National Level NPC event. I’ve been busy; who knew? Over the 7 years that I have been an NPC Athlete, I have learned that there are quite a few unwritten rules or expectations for the stage. Let’s analyze the NPC Bikini basics. According to npcnewsonline.com, the 2012 Bikini Competitor rules are:
- Competitors will compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All swimsuits must be in good taste. Athletes will be warned about improper suits and are advised to bring two (2) suits to check in. The fronts of the suits are too low and must be constructed higher. Athletes will be scored down if the suit is not up to standard.
- Competitors must wear high heels.
- Competitors may wear jewelry.