When I hear the phrase “Bikini is won from the back and only from the hips down” I cant help but to eye roll so hard because that’s complete and simply not true. Glutes play an important role but without equally balanced proportions every where else, it really doesn’t matter how great the glutes are. The idea is to have a beautifully proportioned physique, coupled with appropriate conditioning that just flows together flawlessly on stage. This is a sport of BODYbuilding, not just bootybuilding. Can’t forget how important stage presence is also. Everything from posing, makeup, hair, tan, skin, teeth, and just beauty in general plays an important role. It’s not always the best glutes, the leanest, the roundest shoulder caps, or the prettiest that wins. It’ll be the competitor that has it all and show cases it well Spend time perfecting not only the major things, but all the little details too. Because all of those small details will add up to complete an undeniable package!