Miss Idaho USA WSU Vet student

A Washington State University student has been crowned as the next Miss Idaho USA.

Kim Layne is currently in her third year at WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine. She was announced as Miss Idaho USA 2020 at the pageant on Monday, prevailing over a field of 17 candidates.

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@kimlayne_ is your new @missidusa!

A post shared by Kim Layne (@missidusa) on Oct 28, 2019 at 12:26am PDT

According to her bio, the 25-year-old Layne was born and raised in the Gem State and served as Miss Idaho Teen in 2012. She is from Nampa and studied at Cornelle University prior to pursuing her doctorate at WSU.

Layne is being awarded a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 cash prize and will now go on to compete in the prestigious Miss USA Pageant.

Three of the candidates hailed from the Inland Northwest, including two from the Coeur d'Alene area.

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“Watch us snip snip, watch us spay spay!” . . . Another surgical procedure in the books 📚 exhausted but thrilled to have completed a spay with this fantastic surgery group! . . From left to right: 🐶 Karina as this week’s surgical assistant 🐶 Hey that’s me - I was on anesthesia this week 🐶 Marisa as our surgeon extraordinaire 🐶 And of course, our patient! You can’t see her due to confidentiality agreements, but trust me when I say she’s cute and fluffy and loves to cuddle. She’ll be up for adoption next week as well ❤️ . . This has been a LONG month, my friends, but successful days like this are incredibly rewarding. Catch us back in the hospital this evening and tomorrow morning at 7am for recovery and patient rounds! #vetlife

A post shared by Kim Layne (@kimlayne_) on Oct 23, 2019 at 6:47pm PDT