|FOX Reality Channel: 10/29/2007 - 8/8/2009|
Battle of the Bods was based on the short-lived British reality show called Hot Tub Ranking, where five female contestants are ranked in order of attractiveness by a panel of judges...and by themselves.
The first of three rounds would begin with five female contestants who were being ranked by three men with something in common (such groups included Reality Stars, Momma's Boys, Surfers, Businessmen, Nerds, and Gays). The men were placed in a soundproof booth, with a two way mirror. In this way they could see the women, but they couldn't hear them.
The First Three RoundsEdit
The women would be told by hostess Lee that the men were ranking them according to a specific body part--legs, abs, butt, etc. The women would decide amongst themselves how the men were ranking them. Their job was to rank themselves in the same order as the men. The conflicts in ranking often centered around most (not all) of the women insisting they were the best in every category and being angry when the group made them accept a lower predicted ranking, and the reactions of the women to being admired/panned by the voting men.
Each woman in the right position (rank) earned them $500, for a possible total of $2,500.
Round 2: Ladies' ChoiceEdit
Before the show, the women chose what body part they would like to be ranked for this round. The same scoring rules from the first round applied here.
Round 3: Full RankEdit
For this round, the ranking was for the whole package from head to toe. The same scoring rules applied, but for this round, if the women had the exact order, the money was doubled to $5,000.
Final Round: Guy's RankingEdit
For the final round, the roles were reversed: the women had to rank the men. The men would strip down to their shorts and the five women had to rank the whole package, just like in the third round. If they got all three spots right, the women would win another $5,000. If, however, they got even one spot wrong, they won nothing extra.
Thus, a perfect game was worth $15,000; the women would each get an equal share of their total winnings from the game.
The original British version (as mentioned above) called Hot Tub Ranking hosted by Naoko Mori (as "Mia") aired on Channel 5 in 2005.