Kayla Martell

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Kayla Martell
Born Kayla Martell
(1989-06-27) June 27, 1989 (age 28)
Milford, Delaware, U.S.
Title Miss Sussex County 2006
Miss Indian River 2007
Miss Georgetown 2008
Miss Newark 2009
Miss Kent County 2010
Miss Delaware 2010
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss America 2011 (Top 10)

Kayla Martell (born June 27, 1989) is an American beauty queen from Milford, Delaware and the winner of the Miss Delaware 2010 pageant.[1][2] Martell placed in the Top 10 at the Miss America 2011 pageant.[3] In the fifth grade, Martell was diagnosed with alopecia areata and subsequently lost all her hair.[4] Martell had competed in the Miss Delaware pageant four other times; three times without a wig.[1] Martell plans to use her platform to raise awareness for alopecia areata.[5] Martell had previously won Miss Kent County in order to compete in the Miss Delaware competition. During the state competition, she also won the pageant community service award, the state community service award, and the Thursday evening gown and Friday swimsuit competitions.[6] Martell made it to a semifinalist round in the 2011 Miss America pageant, becoming the first bald contestant in Miss America history.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Kayla Martell, Bald Miss Delaware, Draws Inspiration From Young Alopecia Patient". Huffington Post. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Newly crowned Miss Delaware Kayla Martell thinks that ‘Bald is beautiful’". Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Miss America 2011: Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan, Youngest Ever". Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Miss Delaware, Bald and Bold". CBS News. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bald beauty queen seeks to raise awareness for disease at Miss America pageant". Fox News. 29 June 2010. Archived from the original on June 30, 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Miss Delaware 2010 begins her reign". Archived from the original on June 19, 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Miss America firsts: Nina Davuluri, Vanessa Williams and more". Washington Post. 

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Preceded by
Heather Lehman
Miss Delaware
Succeeded by
Maria Cahill