- Eugene, Oregon
- I love it when a guy...
- Makes you feel like you’re special and the only woman in the world who matters
- My favorite drink
- I can't live without...
- Drawing and painting
That innate flexibility came in handy when she shifted the course of her career. “I always knew I wanted to be artistic in some way,” she says. “In college I majored in psychology with a minor in art; I was going to go to grad school to get a master’s in art therapy.” She never planned on modeling, but when she had the opportunity, she took it. Despite the career change, Kayla remains an artist at heart. “Lately I’ve been creating a lot of abstract art. It’s freeing because it doesn’t have to be perfect. I can just let it all out.”
Kayla’s angelic appearance is evidence that looks aren’t always deceiving. Lacking in pretense, she exudes warmth and positivity. She’s a natural people-pleaser: “the one who’s always trying to put things together, to make everyone happy and to make sure everything’s good.” But when it comes to men, she’s no shrinking violet. “You have to be in a good place yourself in order to be in a healthy relationship,” she says. “Focus on yourself first.”
Clearly, this free spirit can’t be bound by anyone or anything—even the siren call of technology. “I’ll often remind myself to put down my phone for a couple of hours,” she says. “That’s healthy. I need me time.” We could use a little Kayla time too.