Kaylan Moriah Frye

Miss Southern Grace

Hometown:  Leland, MS                                                                                       

Platform:       Joining Forces:  Respect for Service                                                                  

Talent:           Instrumental                                                                                                 

What college did you attend, or are currently attending?  Attended Baylor University and Mississippi Delta Community College.  Currently enrolled in The Community College of the Air Force.                                                       

What is your major?  Applied Science                                                                                      

What is your scholastic ambition?  Attain a BS degree in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice and Nursing, with a minor in Intelligence.                                                                 

List scholastic honors:  Phi Theta Kappa, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Salutatorian Class of 2011.                                                                                  

Greatest non-academic accomplishment:  Becoming Dorm Chief of my flight at BMT.

What is your favorite style of music?  Instrumental Jazz                                         

What is your favorite movie genre and why?  Action/mystery, because it keeps my attention, and it motivates me to reach my career goals.                                                  

What is your favorite gadget?  MacBook AIr                                                                           

What is your favorite blog?  I do no blog                                                                                 

What is your favorite place to visit?Copa, Honduras                                                           

What is your favorite food?  Steak                                                                                

If you were on a deserted island, what book would you want with you?  Bible           

Do you twitter?  Yes                                                                                                                     

What is your favorite?

Sport:  Gymnastics                         Sports Team:  Delta Explosion Gymnastics Team      

Actor:  Denzel Washington           Actress:  Taraji P. Henson                                               

Television Program:  Vampire Diaries                                                                                      

Wardrobe Accessory:  Running shoes                                                                        

Thing to do on a weekend:  Bike, Travel, and Rest                                                               

Way to spend a day off:  Workout, Clean, and Eat                                                                 

What is your hometown like?  Very small, community-oriented town.  No one is a stranger, and we support each other in everything.                                                            

What were you like when you were a child?  Very shy for a good portion of my childhood, but always involved in things at church and school, as well as extracurricular activities such as gymnastics.                                                                                                        

Who is the most influential person in your life?  My father, because even though I had a few short years knowing him, he is the driving force behind my career ambitions and desire to be successful.                                                                                                  

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? I can be extremely goofy and clumsy sometimes.                                    

Describe one defining moment in your own life, other than winning your local title:  A defining moment in my life was completing Air Force Basic Military Training as scheduled, and remaining dorm chief the entire time.                                                           

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss America Program?  One important thing that I have learned from being in the Miss America Program is that everything is revolved around service.  Service is the key to bridging the gap between the Miss America Program and the community.                                      

If you are crowned Miss Mississippi, what do you want to accomplish during your Year of Service?  I I am crowned Miss Mississippi, I would want to accomplish a state-wide joint community service project tour with First Lady Obama and Dr. Jill Biden supporting my platform at a grander level.                                                                                    

What is your secret wish or dream? My secret dream is to become an actress and dancer on Disney.

I’m motivated by:  I am motivated by the gymnasts that I coach.  Knowing that I can impact young lives beyond the sport, motivates me to continue to do well and be a role model to them.                                                                                                                                 

Is there a personal connection that made you pick your personal platform?  Yes.  My career ambition is to ultimately become a special agent in the FBI.  On the road to achieving that, I plan to work in law enforcement and serve in the military.  I chose this platform because a lot of negativity has been placed on law enforcement and the military, and I desire to combat the stereotypes and degrading images placed on these career fields.                                                                                                                            

What do you think has been the most significant event in your lifetime?  The most significant event in my lifetime this far has been my enlistment day when I swore to protect and defend my country from all enemies foreign and domestic.                                   

The one thing I can’t live without:  FOOD                                                                               

My best friend would describe me as:  Funny, goofy, athletic, loving, compassionate, and usually hungry all of the time.                                                                                            

Something interesting about my family:  My family owns a funeral home, andmy mother is a comedian.

Funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me:  I tried to do a high kick in a skirt when I got home from church, and I ended up kicking myself off balance and fell to my back.                                                                                                  

One thing I’d like to try that is out of character for me:  Sky diving                                  

Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and tell us their names:  No