An adorable tiny sun that powers a miniature universe; a phrase that best describes Kayla. Her passion for acting started at a very young age. Back in the day, captions weren't an option while watching a film for the hard of hearing. In order for Kayla to fully understand what was going on; she would rely on the body language, reactions, & reading the actors lip's. This was how she also learned to communicate with her peers.
Small town beauty queen from Dothan, AL but spent most of her adult years in Birmingham, AL. She placed 2nd alternate at the Miss Alabama USA pageant in 2010. Shortly after, she hung up her pageant shoes to work alongside with RPM Productions, Inc. During this time she continued with her modeling career.
This unexpected wildflower; began pursuing her dream of being a professional Actress shortly after Miss Alabama USA. Meanwhile, Kayla wrote her story for the first time on a well known website called SheisMore and it gained much success with reaction from thousands of shares worldwide in under 24 hours! Due to the success of her story, she is now a contributing writer for SheisMore. The city of Birmingham took notice & voted Kayla as one of the Top 20 Most Beautiful People of 2014.
Miracle Baby. The story behind a shining example of inner strength and beauty. At 13 months of age, Kayla both fought and won a tiring fight against a rare childhood cancer. She walked away completely healed from her battle against neuroblastoma cancer, stage IV that accounts for 15% of childhood deaths. The chemo resulted in her losing half of her hearing. Due to being partially deaf, Kayla was constantly bullied growing up. “The kids used to call me names like Deaf Girl, due to my hearing impairment, ”she says. She uses the strength to push herself forward and continue excelling in her career regardless of the challenges she may face. Kayla is quickly gaining attention for her speaking and/or communication ability. Kayla has severe hearing loss where she only hears 20% in her left & 30% in her right.
Busy as a bee with a checklist. Kayla has always enjoyed pursuing more than one goal. Currently, she is pursuing her bachelors in Performing Arts with a Minor in Business from Wichita State University then will go on to obtain a law degree in Entertainment. She also still feeds her hunger for traveling, aviation, and experiencing new adventures any chance she can. Kayla believes that she has just begun the journey to discovering the woman that God has created her to be.
The light at the end of the tunnel. Knowing firsthand just how cruel the world can be, she strives to inspire those around her and bring a story of hope to others living with similar challenges by speaking at events,coaching, etc. Kayla says. “My only hope is that I can use my story to help encourage society that before you pass judgment on a person for his or her abilities, take the time to get to know them first. They’ll likely surprise the heck out of you.” The charities that are close to her heart include Make A Wish Foundation, and is a spokesperson for Give Kids The World while also working for Ronald McDonald House Charity.