New IPL Women’s Sports Model PRO, Elli Sigala!
Elli Sigala first appeared on the IPL stage back in September at the 2016 IPL Southwest Grand Prix in Tempe, AZ. At that contest she placed 1st in Bikini Novice Class A, won the Overall Bikini Novice title, placed 1st in Fitness Angels Open, winning her IPL Fitness Angels PRO CARD, and placed 1st in Evening Gown Open, winning her IPL Evening Gown PRO CARD.
At that contest, Elli also competed in the Women’s Sports Model Open Division. Here she presented her Cheerleader theme against 11 competitors, all vying for the coveted IPL Women’s Sports Model PRO CARD. Sigala would have to settle for 3rd place, with 2nd going to Brianna Jeans and her Lifeguard theme, and 1st to Beth Cote, who also presented a Cheerleader theme. Although Sigala did not land in the top spot, her 3rd place win did qualify her to compete at APEX, the IPL’s year-end pinnacle championship event on November 12th in Los Angeles, CA.
At APEX Elli would once again present her Cheerleader theme. However, this time she would be up against top IPL Women’s Sports Model Athlete Lylian Muttakyawa who was already PRO QUALIFIED in Sports Model, but had not yet competed as a PRO. Needless to say, Elli KILLED it and ended up in 1st place with a near–perfect score of 177 out of a possible 180. This was the highest score out of all athletes in all classes of the entire show as Elli became the IPL’s newest Women’s Sports Model PRO. Michael Brooks Photography