Watching your kid grow happy and have a successful career is a dream of any parent. Fortunately, living this dream is Aaron Darnell whose daughter Kylan Darnell became the face of Alabama rush on TikTok during bid week in 2022, and also won a unique title in the Miss Teen USA pageant that year.
Get to know him better as you scroll down.
Meet Aaron Darnell, Kylan Darnell Dad
Aaron Darnell was just your everyday dad until his daughter Kylan went viral on TikTok during the University of Alabama’s 2022 sorority recruitment. Plus, his name echoed even more after Kylan won the title of “Fan Favorite” in the Miss Teen USA pageant on October 1 later that year — while also placing 16th overall.
Talking about how much of a “surreal” experience this has been, Kylan shared, “I’m in a phantom mode right now. Those were words that I never thought I would hear. It was just instant joy; all of the work I’ve put in over the last three years was instantly worth it.”
Also, she added that winning Miss Ohio Teen in May and running for Miss Teen USA was “crazy.”
“I was chatting with the other girls backstage, and I was not nervous at all. I thought, ‘It’s either going to happen, or it’s not going to happen. If it doesn’t happen, I will move on with my life and everything will be okay,’” she recalled.
But this wasn’t the first time she competed in Miss Ohio Teen USA. Prior to 2022, she participated in the beauty pageant three times but never advanced further than the semi-finals.
Now, Kylan flaunted over 142K followers on her Instagram @kylan_darnell. She uses the platform to spread kindness, which is much needed in our culture right now.
Also, she is the founder of a non-profit, Girl Power, an organization to help empower young girls. As its president, she focuses on the importance of uplifting females — providing tips to improve confidence, maintain a positive body image, and improve self-esteem.
And not to mention, Kylan’s open to modeling. This 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) beauty has already modeled for Henri’s Cloud Nine, a prom and pageant clothing brand.
Aaron Darnell Wife And Kids
Aaron Darnell married his wife, Tonya Darnell @tonya.darnell, on February 14, 1998. Together, they have 4 kids including Kylan.
Their oldest, Cole (age 24 in 2022) graduated in May 2017. Here’s his FB @cole.darnell.39.
Their daughter, Izzy was also a beauty pageant competitor who won the title of 2011 Miss Ohio Princess. Besides pageants, she also loved helping animals and people in need. The last we checked, she donated food items to her local women’s shelter food box. Here’s Izzy’s TikTok @izzy.darnell.
Kylan needs no introduction.
Sadly, we have no information about their youngest son.
Fun Fact: Izzy’s mother was set on naming her “Karis or Izzy.” She was also the second option to her sister’s name.
How Old Is Aaron Darnell?
Aaron Darnell was 50 years of age in 2022.
He had Kylan when he was 28.
Is Aaron Darnell On Instagram And Facebook?
Find him on Facebook at @aaron.darnell.581
Most of his posts then featured his family.
Who Are Aaron Darnell Parents?
Aaron Darnell was born to his parents likely named Michael Gail and Patricia Ann Darnell.
His alleged parents, Michael (born: December 05, 1941) and Patricia (born: April 25, 1943) both attended South Central Oh Esc. They were high school sweethearts.
Aaron Darnell Job: What Does Aaron Darnell Do For A Living?
Aaron Darnell is a contractor. He is specialized in inground pool installs, pool maintenance, winterization, and concrete work.
In 2022, he was working at Pine Creek Repair and AAA Pools for over 2 years.
In case you’re interested, AAA Pools installed in-ground pools and sold pool kits. Also, they offered decorative concrete work, pool maintenance, and weatherizing services. Located them at Franklin Furnace, OH, United States, Ohio.
Prior to working in pools, Aaron took on jobs relating to insurance and benefits.
As for his daughter, Kylan’s now a model and a social media star. She started her career pairing a basic white Zara tank with Gucci shorts, matching shoes, and accessories ranging from Amazon, Kendra Scott, Louis Vuitton, and Cartier, and posting #OOTD on TikTok. And it wasn’t just her style but also the positivity that just made fans love her even more.
Her phrase, “I hope you have a great day, not a good day” even echoed for a while on the internet.
The last we checked, Kylan was majoring in news media and minoring in sports broadcasting at the University of Alabama. As for future studies, there was a rumor that she turned down a spot at Yale to go to Alabama, which certainly makes sense when you consider her major.
Where Is Aaron Darnell From?
Aaron hails from Franklin Furnace, Ohio.
And even as of 2022, he resided in his hometown.
When Is Aaron Darnell Birthday?
Aaron celebrates his birthday on June 1 and is of the Gemini zodiac.
On the other hand, his daughter receives her birthday wishes on October 16.
How Tall Is Aaron Darnell?
Aaron stands tall at a height above 6 feet (183 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, Aaron has an oblong face, hazel eyes, and a fit body.