Born on December 4, 1984, Jayla Rubinelli is a model from Tuscon, Arizona. Standing at 5 feet, 8 inches, she was one of the Finalists on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5. Aside from modeling, Jayla's other interests include shopping for clothes and shoes, going to the movies and concerts, surfing the internet and cosmetics. Among her favorite movies are Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Fight Club, The Ring, Super Troopers, Underworld, Zoolander, The Fifth Element, Kill Bill and Austin Powers. She also enjoys watching the television series Nip/ Tuck
When Jayla started out as a Finalist on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5, she was one of the strongest contestants in the show. In the first few weeks, renowned photographer Nigel Barker often complimented Jayla during evaluation. Jayla became close friends with fellow Top Model Finalist Nicole Linkletter
, but had a major conflict with another Top Model Finalist, Nik Pace
. During the shoot for Secret Platinum, the girls were each asked to reveal one secret about themselves in the video. Nik accused Jayla of stealing her secret. When Jayla felt she was being ostracized by Nik and talked about by the other girls, she went on a verbal tirade against Nik in the confession room. Jayla was able to make it to the Top 6 after a surprise non-elimination round. The 6 Finalists were flown to London, where Jayla and Nik patched up their differences and became good friends. Unfortunately for Jayla, she was eliminated after two weeks when she failed to stand out in her "Bollywood-themed" photographs.
After the show, Jayla received a contract from The Arizona Agency, but left the agency later on because she felt her agent wasn't doing a good job in getting her better modeling stints. She then worked in a New York City showroom, but planned to go to Los Angeles in order to sign with another modeling agency. Since then, she has modeled for New York couture, Ganett, Zitomer, Burn Suburbia Clothing, Great Guns 2008 Calendar, Tucson Lifestyle and HIN Girls.