BOISE, Idaho — Sunday night saw two new young women join the Miss Idaho and Miss Teen Idaho ranks as Kim Layne and Sabrina Ripley won their respective competitions.
Layne will serve as Miss Idaho USA 2020, taking over the role from Miss Idaho USA 2019 Shelby Brown. The 25-year-old Nampa native previously served as Miss Idaho Teen USA 2012 and went on to study at Cornell University, graduating with honors in research. She's currently pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a Master of Public Health from Washington State University.
Taking over the duties of Miss Teen Idaho USA 2020 from 2019 winner Tess Romani, Ripley represents West Ada County and is currently a senior at Centennial High School and a member of National Honor Society. The teen plays soccer, runs track and is also a member of the school's varsity snow team. Ripley serves as an ambassador for Samuel Marvin Photography, is a YoungLife leader and volunteers for Juvenile Diabetes research. She hopes to become a pediatric nurse and plans to attend Carroll College next fall, studying Nursing and Spanish.
Ripley and Layne were crowned the 2020 winners during the annual competition over the weekend at Boise State University. They tell 6 On Your Side the moment was nerve-wracking, but exciting. Ripley and Layne will spend the next year juggling their day-to-day responsibilities, while traveling with the organization across Idaho and the U.S., making various media appearances and preparing for Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.
Layne's platform is focused on public health and neurodiversity and inclusion in society and the workplace. Ripley will focus on promoting and helping children build their confidence.