Kyla Briana Ross (born October 24, 1996) is an American artistic gymnast who is a member of the gold medal-winning US Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Kyla Ross was born on October 24, 1996 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Jason and Kiana Ross. Her father is of black and Japanese ancestry, and her mother is of Filipino and Puerto Rican descent. She has two younger siblings, and she attends Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, California. Ross's mother has said that her daughter was always very strong with a lot of energy. 'She was born with muscles. We would go to the park and everybody would say 'Whose baby is on top of that jungle gym?' And I would say 'Oh, that's my baby. Don't worry about her, she's fine.'' Her father added, 'It would use all my effort to get her to sit in her car seat, and I'm a pretty big guy, a strong guy. When she was born, we were like, 'Oh my goodness, she has triceps, she has quads hanging off her.