The 32-year-old, born in the Philippines and currently residing in Temecula, CA, only began competing in the 2011 season, but has already shown she belongs among the elite.
“I watched my first contest, the 2010 NPC West Coast Classic, and that really raised my motivational level,” says Viray. “I started training for a contest in November of that year, and decided to enter my first contest at the 2011 NPC Orange County in April. I won my class, and was pretty much hooked after that.”
A hairstylist by profession, she continued to do some styling of her own onstage by following up her victory at the Orange County with a third-place finish at the California State Championships a month later, and a runner-up landing at the West Coast Classic at the end of June. The mother of a seven-year-old son, Luke, says her competitive plans for 2012 include the Iron Man Magazine Naturally, the West Coast Classic, and the NPC Nationals. And she’s not too shy to say she’s confident the best is yet to come.