We are sharing our recent interview with multi-talented Kayla Nicole Root.
Pro Media Mag : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Kayla Nicole Root : My name is Kayla Nicole Root, I study microbiology and physics at the Pennsylvania State University. I am also a model, actress, musician and United States of America’s Miss Pennsylvania 2019.
Pro Media Mag : Who or what inspired you to get into entertainment industry?
Kayla Nicole Root : I have been involved in pageants for several years and subsequently began modeling and acting. It all grew rather organically over time. I also love music and am self-taught on 10 instruments. I’ve played mostly for fun, as a pageant talent, as well as several live venues.
Pro Media Mag : Tell us about your recent release acting projects?
Kayla Nicole Root : I’ve been working as a hostess for the YouTube channel ‘Dork Daily’ as the “Social Media Geek.”
Pro Media Mag : What kind of modeling you have done so far?
Kayla Nicole Root : I’ve done commercial print and web, as well as runway. I started with hair shows and regional clothing designers at Merge Arts in Philadelphia. I’m told I’m too short at 5’4 to have a career at runway, but I love it and do it every chance I get. I think about incredible models like Laetitia Casta at 5’6, who was one of the signature Victoria Secret runway models. Who knows, maybe I’ll get there.
Pro Media Mag : What’s the best part of being an artist?
Kayla Nicole Root : The experiences -people and places. I’ve had the opportunity to travel and along the way have built a network of amazing friends and associates. Each job, each place, and each person I meet teach me something new. These experiences have all contributed to who I am today.
Pro Media Mag : Acting, modeling, hosting or veterinary career? What do you enjoy the
Kayla Nicole Root : Most would consider these things to be very different, but to me they’re all means toward one end, connecting with people about animals. My goal is to be a future Dr. Pol. I want to become a veterinarian, and animal health correspondent or media personality. Everything I’ve done, all of these seemingly diverse skills will culminate in an ability to represent myself professionally and publicly by teaching people about animals.
Pro Media Mag : We also came to know about your cosmetic line Kayla Nicole Cosmetics,
what makes it different from others?
Kayla Nicole Root : My first product is called GLOWSTIX, they are a set of 6 high shimmer lipsticks with a topical glitter. They are pro-vitamin, vegan certified, long-lasting and of course, no animal testing. These are very different in their high shimmer, and the ability they give you to wear them in two very different ways. They are dazzling, and every time someone opens one for the first time their expression is priceless.
I have three really big goals for this year.
First, I have a non-profit called Beyond Equality which offers diversity appreciation through unique experiences education and scholarships for both girls and boys that are trendsetters, trailblazers, and visionaries. Because it is the girl who plays football who will not be intimidated, the boy who does ballet that will be empathetic, and the child with the most experiences that will forge society’s path into the future. These kids are our future. My business, in part, funds the scholarships. This year I want to expand my non-profit’s board of directors and provide even more scholarships.
Second, I am promoting my ‘Four-legged Fitness Challenge’ which encourages folks to increase physical activity by including their pets. Exercise is not only good for us, but it’s so good for our animal friends. I love the folks doing yoga with goats. I have goats on my family farm and want to try that. I bought a harness for my cat, Nittany and we’re making progress on training him to go for walks. In the end, we spend more time up and about, and we spend more time with our animals. Just taking a relaxing walk with our furry friends can make a huge impact on all of us.
Third, as a huge fan of music, my goal is to play at as many venues as possible. I do a lot of appearances as United States of America’s Miss Pennsylvania, plus modeling and acting so wherever I go I try to connect with people through music.
Pro Media Mag : Are you working on any new project?
Kayla Nicole Root : So much is happening right now. I’ll be competing for the title of United States of America’s Miss in mid-February. I’m deep at work on my next cosmetics product now and can’t wait to launch the new product line later this year.
Pro Media Mag : What’s the best way to follow you online??
Kayla Nicole Root : I’m on Instagram @KaylaRoot77 and @USOAMissPennsylvania, and via Facebook at USOA Miss Pennsylvania. My cosmetics website is https://www.kaylanicolecosmetics.com/ and my non-profit is BeyondEqualityNow.com. Since I tend to love diverse experiences, my personal tag is #TheRootOfEverything.