The Finals take place during the last week of a monthly contest. All contestants votes are reset to zero at the beginning of the Finals and after each round. The Finals format is a head-to-head bracket-tournament-style. The Top 8, plus the three Weekly Challenge winners, and one wild card make the Finals. At the beginning of the Finals, all contestants are seeded according to the number of votes they received. (The contestant with the most votes is #1, the second is #2, and so on.) The rounds go as follows:
First Round: (1-2 days)
The top four seeds get a bye. The remaining contestants compete head-to-head to move on to the next round.
Second Round: (1-2 days)
The top four seeds and the remaining four contestants compete head-to-head to move on to the next round.
Third Round: (1-2 days)
The remaining four contestants compete head-to-head to move on to the next round.
Final Round: (two days)
The final two contestants compete head-to-head for the title of Miss Social by Playboy for that month.
Please note: in the final minutes of each Finals Round, we have a significant amount of visitor traffic and voting hitting the site all at once. Be aware that contestant vote totals displayed on the site may not be real-time, as our servers are crunching concurrent votes even after a round ends. We ensure that all votes cast before the countdown timer reaches zero will be counted towards that contestant’s round total.