A resident of Kearney, Layla attends Sunrise Middle School and will be a 7th grader in the fall of 2016. Layla developed a passion for the arts when she was 9, after joining the Arts International Talent Group, who traveled to Orlando for a fun week of acting and modeling. Layla also has a love for singing! She participated in the Sing Around Nebraska honor choir in 2015 and 2016. She currently performs with the Platte River Children’s Chorale, and in her spare time, she enjoys being a big sister and creating fun jingles on her ukulele.