Sklya Disney Shines Bright in Hollywood
Skyla Disney was born in San Francisco and started modeling as a toddler before taking a break from the industry. When she was 12 years old, a chance encounter with a photographer to be part of a photo shoot for a make-up brand company and the social media posts from that shoot took off and launched this young beauty into the world of social media. It wasn’t long before Skyla began working with several beauty brands eager to put their product in the hands of this Micro-Influencer. Her extensive dance training has led to opportunities in numerous music videos including a remake of the 1980’s hit song Kids in America with other young influencers in the industry. Skyla’s struggles with PTSD after losing a close friend to suicide has led her to advocate for those battling mental health issues. With dreams of becoming a doctor as well as a model, she is in a sports medicine program at her school and enjoys cheerleading, tennis, and spending time with her friends.
HEY SKYLA, WELCOME TO ABOUT INSIDER! CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, WHO IS SKYLA DISNEY IN YOUR OWN WORDS?
Hi I’m Skyla Disney and I’m a model, dancer, and influencer.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND IN 3 WORDS.
Impactful, Positive, and Safe. I say safe because the goal of my brand is to help people feel that they are not alone and that they have someone/something they can trust and feel safe with. Almost like the safe place I never had but wish I had.
WHICH ARE YOUR FAVORITE DANCE FORMS?
My favorite dance form is hip hop, it’s just fun and upbeat. I also like contemporary dance because it’s beautiful and expressive.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING THAT YOU ALWAYS KEEP IN YOUR MIND WHILE PREPARING YOUR CONTENT?
My biggest thing is making sure it’s age appropriate. I don’t jump on every trend because I realize that I’m 15 and a lot of my followers are younger. I want to set a good example so I try to make sure that I keep my content appropriate for my age.
WHAT BRANDS ARE YOU WORKING WITH NOWADAYS?
I have a couple branded posts coming up soon but I’m currently not working with any brands long term. I’m focused on growing my own brand at the moment.
WHAT’S SOMETHING WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU THAT MIGHT SURPRISE US?
I struggle a lot with my mental health. I feel like a lot of people see the cool jobs and events that I go to and are usually surprised that I have my own set of struggles as well.
HOW HAS WORLDWIDE FAME CHANGED YOUR LIFE, OR IS IT JUST THE SAME?
I don’t consider myself as someone who is “famous”. While I do get to have some amazing experiences, I feel that life is very much still the same.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF TRENDING IN THE INDUSTRY?
My idea of trending in the industry is just having your content consistently go viral and having good engagement. A lot of that goes beyond just doing the TikTok dances and Reels. It’s figuring out what will connect with your audience.
DO YOU FOLLOW THE TRENDING PERSONALITIES OF YOUR INDUSTRY?
Of course! It’s always good to see what people are doing that’s connecting with the public. I try my best to follow what’s trending on Tiktok and Instagram but also keep it all appropriate for my age.
WHAT ARE YOUR PROFESSIONAL PLANS FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?
I’m always working to further my skills in anything that I’m doing. Right now, I’m focused mostly on building my portfolio as a runway model. I love walking the runways and getting to wear some unique fashions. I’m trying not to put too much on my plate right now so I can also focus on school. I fully plan on going to college after I graduate high school and going into the medical field as well.
ANY LAST WORDS?
Just to always stay true to yourself! <3
To Know More About Skyla Disney Don’t Forget To Follow Her On Instagram @skyladisney_