Gina Miles

Age: 19 Hometown: Paxton, IL

Gina’s passion for music started at a young age with her father who frequently worked as a DJ on weekends. At 14, she became more involved with his gigs by assisting in equipment setup. Her desire to pursue a career in music intensified during her high school years, prompting her to leave her small Illinois town and move in with her aunt in Sacramento. Although the transition to a big city was initially intimidating, Gina now feels more at ease. She credits her father and stepmother’s support for helping her pursue her dream.