Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2011 Keyla Childs fashioned Kooey swimwear and was announced as one of the top 15 semifinalists during the 2011 Miss Teen USA competition at Atlantis, Paradise Resort in Paradise Island Resort in The Bahamas.
Keyla is a student at Summerville High School.
“Keyla has volunteered since the ninth grade with Dorchester County EMS, learning how to help others in case of an emergency,” according to her official biography.
“She spends most of her weekends volunteering with Make a Wish Foundation, MUSC Children’s Hospital, Girl Scouts of America, St. Jude Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and Relay For Life, just to name a few.
“She has a deep love for animals, having three horses and four dogs. Keyla would love to have a rescue center to help all types of animals.”
Her goal is to become a veterinarian.