New IPL Evening Gown Pro, Rachel Dolma Balunsat!
IPL newcomer, Rachel Dolma Balunsat, was exquisite in the Evening Gown division at the 2017 2nd Annual IPL West Coast Pro/Am on Saturday September 30th in Rancho Cordova, CA.
The Final division to hit the stage in Cali was the Elegant Evening Gown division. And, one competitor stole the show. Starting with Evening Gown Masters 40+ (yes, believe it or not, Rachel was 44 years young at the time of this contest) Rachel Dolma Balunsat would dominate, winning all 6 scored categories, prevailing as the clear winner.
Her highest score was for her gown. A near-perfect 29 out of 30 points. Needless to say, Rachel nabbed the 1st place spot, earning her IPL Evening Gown Masters Pro Card. Shout out to Frauka Kozar (2nd) and LuzMaria Cardenas (3rd) who rounded out the top 3. Then it was on to the Open.
In the Open, Rachel Dolma Balunsat would once again come out on top including another 29 point score on her Gown. Shout out to 2nd place finisher Laura L Dukas-Baumann who was aiming for her fourth Pro Card of the evening (which would have been a repeat of what Lylian Muttakyawa achieved at this contest one year ago). Laura finished just 6 points behind Rachel and won the Conditioning round. And shout out to Amy Russell (3rd) who rounded out the top three. Amy tied with Rachel in the Muscularity, Symmetry and Conditioning rounds.
Can’t wait to see Rachel Dolma Balunsat do some damage on the IPL Pro stage! Michael Brooks Photography.