Valley News -

By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

Reality Rally brings 'fun for funds' back to Temecula for 8th annual event


Last updated 5/9/2018 at 10:50pm

Shane Gibson

Reality Rally teams participate in a variety of challenges throughout Old Town Temecula, May 5.

Hundreds of reality television fans, along with dozens of reality stars, converged on Temecula for the eighth annual Reality Rally to raise funds for Michelle's Place Breast Cancer Resource Center.

The stars and their fans could be spotted throughout the Temecula Valley for the three-day fundraiser which began at Pechanga Resort & Casino for the Celebrity versus Public Lip Sync Showdown Thursday, May 3, and ended at Temeku Hills Country Club for the Celebrity Chef Showcase Saturday, May 5.

Thursday's event featured stars and talented members of the public competing in a lip sync challenge worthy of a place on the "Tonight Show with Jimmy Kimmel." Fan favorites took the stage at Pechanga in full costume, lip syncing to a variety of songs much to the delight of the crowd.

Stars and fans alike attended the Reality Rally Celebrity Reception, fundraiser featuring a red carpet parade of stars, food drink and casino style games, Friday night, May 4, at Wilson Creek Winery.

Bright and early, Saturday, May 5, the stars made their way to the steps of Temecula City Hall, where they were paired with their teams for an "Amazing Race"- style game complete with challenges designed to stump even the savviest of players.

Stephanie Lai

Chef Dino Luciano, left, slices a yellow bell pepper during the Celebrity Chef Showcase held at Temeku Hills Country Club Saturday, May 5, while his competition team member Chef Stephen Lee works alongside him. Both chefs competed on "MasterChef."

The weekend ended on a high note Saturday night at Temeku Hills Country Club with the Celebrity Chef Showcase, where chefs were paired together and faced off against one another in a fast-paced, energetic and demanding cooking competition.

"So many people put so much effort into making it really awesome," Reality Rally founder Gillian Larson said. "I know people enjoyed it."

Larson said she was grateful for all the support Reality Rally has received since its inception.

"Thank you to everybody who has made Reality Rally so successful over the years," she said. "We made a difference and we made an impact on many people's lives, and that's the bottom line."

Full results of all Reality Rally events will be posted online at as they become available.

See a full gallery of all our photos at

Kim Harris can be reached by email at [email protected]


Reader Comments


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2018