Born in Rhode Island and raised in a military family in Clarksville, Tennessee (a city that has already produced one Miss USA), Kaylyn Robinson-Fernandez will represent not only herself but her country and ethnicity at the Miss U.S. Latina pageant in Dominican Republic.
Now living in Louisiana, Kaylyn, a first generation college student, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in secondary education with a focus in math. Being the first person in her family to attend college, has taught Kaylyn independence and how to traverse uncharted territory. Along with the demands of college, she works several jobs to help finance her education; most rewardingly, as a caretaker to children. Her Dominican heritage has taught her not only how to carry herself with grace and dignity; but also, how to make, quite possibly, the best rice and beans you have ever eaten. These are just a few of the many positive character traits and life skills she tries to instill in every child she is blessed to mentor.
Kaylyn attributes her success to her mother who taught her she is the master of her fate-- the lesson here is that, action is the foundation of all success, and that if she learns from being defeated, she will never lose. A modern southern belle, with the charm and manners to prove it, she is a role model for the youth of today. Kaylyn Robinson-Fernandez is asking for your support in not only becoming Miss U.S. Latina, but also becoming the face of a generation.