Originally posted by Lorraine
Ladies~before you step out on stage just remember to get some instruction on the proper way to pose and present yourself from someone (here or otherwise) who know what they're doing.
At my last competition I felt so sorry for this girl who was competing in the Figure division.
"What do you mean we have to pose?!. I thought this was just a bikini contest."
"So if you win this, do you get to turn pro?"
She didn't think ask anyone of us that seemed to know what we were doing what the proper way was to walk out on stage, so she struts out there like a runway model does a few turns and takes her spot. I did feel very sorry for her because I heard the laughs and chuckles in the audience. And I saw the look on the judges faces.
If you can, attend a competition or two before the one you're planning on doing so that you can see what goes on.
Research, planning and preparation are all key elements to being able to stand up there and exude confidence.