Credit: Ivano Grasso/The CW ©2010 The CW Network Photo: Gallery: ANTM Cycle 15, Episode 11 Photo Shoot

Who would have thought that the squeaky, blonde mop-topped girl from Rockford, who tiptoed into the casting room way back at the beginning of Cycle 15 would have transformed into a fierce, outspoken redhead by the end of ANTM? Kayla definitely became one of our favorites to win ANTM Cycle 15 before she was cut from the finale, and she's gained hometown prestige as well.

Her hometown newspaper, the Rockford Register Star, named her among their top local news stories of 2010. Despite the fact that she didn't win, they thankfully reminded us to watch out for Kayla at the Grammys on February 13th. Remember that Grammy Girl challenge?

Congrats, Kayla!

Source: RRStar

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