Miss USA 2020 1st runner-up Kim Layne has Filipino blood

Published November 10, 2020, 8:07 PM

by Robert Requintina

Another beauty queen with Filipino blood has made a mark in beauty pageant.

Kim Layne of Idaho won 1st runner-up in the Miss USA 2020 beauty pageant held Monday night.

Layne placed second to Asya Branch of Mississippi who will be the representative of the USA in the upcoming Miss Universe 2020 beauty pageant.

Born in Idaho in 1994, Layne’s father is Irish and her mother is Filipino. She was a dairy herd health intern at Stewart Farms in Nampa from May 2013 to August 2013, according to Conan Daily website.

The Filipino-Irish-American beauty queen is a trained barre instructor. She is also an aspiring entrepreneur.

Miss USA Idaho Kim Layne

This is not the first time that Layne competed in a national pageant.
In 2012, Layne was crowned Miss Idaho Teen USA. However, she was unplaced in Miss Teen USA 2012, which was won by Logan West, of Connecticut.

After the competition, Layne honored his father on Instagram.

“Three words: I did it! My father’s military dog tags are beneath this gown. He is a 100% disabled, Vietnam veteran who used to travel, hunt, camp & fish. He couldn’t be in the audience last night because of his medical conditions and being immunocompromised but I brought him up there with me.”