Kayla Ferell became known as one of the finalists of Cycle 15 of America's Next Top Model. She is based in Rockford, Illinois, and worked as a waitress before joining. She made it far in the competition, earning praise for her modeling abilities, and went home in fourth place. Since the show, she’s scouted modeling gigs and appeared in ads for eyewear. She also returned to compete for season 17 of the show, also dubbed the All-Star Cycle. Kayla joined other America’s Next Top Model alums for another shot at the title. The winner will be receiving a special spread in Vogue Italia and a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics, in addition to joining the Express fashion campaign and a chance to become a correspondent on Extra.