A native of Nampa, Kim Layne was crowned Miss Idaho USA on 27 October 2019 and represented Idaho at the Miss USA 2020 pageant in Memphis, Tennessee where she placed first runner-up, equalling Idaho’s previous highest placement. Kim has a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a Masters in Public Health from Washington State University.
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Kim’s state pageant photos and video.
Watch Kim’s life change as she is crowned Miss Idaho USA 2020. Her first runner-up was Jordana Dahmen, who went on to win in 2022.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
Two years competing in Idaho & two titles… here’s a look back at Kim’s previous pageant photos at Miss Idaho Teen USA 2012 and her national photos from Miss Teen USA 2012.
See Kim’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Katarina Schweitzer as Miss Idaho USA 2021 – unusually, due to COVID-19, this was in two months before she competed at Miss USA. Kim missed returning to crown her Teen successor as she was attending Cornell at the time, so I’m sure this was a special moment for her.
Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Kim’s “after the crown” photos.