Jakayla Taylor was born on July 8th, 1999. She is the daughter of Jackie Sr. and Joyce Taylor. She currently attends West Florence High School as a junior. At West Florence, she is a member of the Friends of Rachel club, which is dedicated toward preventing bullying. She is also a member of the Tennis Club, which is dedicated toward community service. Jakayla is a fan of the arts and has previously performed at the Florence Little Theatre.
Jakayla is a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Florence, SC. She is a member of many different ministries such as the usher ministry, junior missionary, praise dance team, youth choir, and junior choir. Her motto is "If you dream the impossible and seek the unknown, you can achieve greatness"