Congratulations to BUCKiTDREAMER Kayla Press on winning our Ultimate LA Dream Experience. Kayla Press is a hair stylist from New Jersey, who is a HUGE fan of Ellen DeGeneres and loves to travel – She’s already been to London, Paris and Rome. She uses our BUCKiTDREAM app daily to add dreams to her bucket list and plan her next adventures. Lucky for her, she and a guest will be flying to Los Angeles for a 4-day trip and receive VIP tickets to The Ellen DeGeneres show.

Read about her Ultimate LA Dream Experience:

You have been chosen as the Ultimate LA Dream Experience Winner, how do you feel?

I’m speechless and in shock!! I’m waiting for someone to pinch me. I can’t wait, such a dream come true!

What made you apply for this competition and where did you see it advertised?

I came home early from work one day and turned on the Ellen show. At the end of her show, she mentioned about BUCKiTDREAM. It has always been a dream of mine to see Ellen. When I was in LA in the past I tried to get tickets, but never had any luck!  


What are you going to do while you are in Los Angeles for 4 days?

I would love to go to the Grove and Santa Monica. I also really want to do the Warner Bros. studio tour. I’m planning on hitting all the tourist spots and getting some great food.


Who and What Inspires You to Dream?

When my sister was three months old she was diagnosed with an unknown liver disease. At the age of three years old she was blessed to have a liver transplant. At that time she was the 56th kid in the world to receive this kind of transplant. She is now thirty years old and healthier than ever. My sister is a miracle child and we are blessed to have her with us today. She is my inspiration that encourages me to travel and explore our beautiful world. Life is too short to stay in our little bubbles and not adventure out. All my dreams force me to achieve them all and bring along my family and boyfriend so I can build positive memories with them.


What are the Top Bucket List Dreams You Have Achieved?

I have two lists of bucket dreams. One is for my personal life and the second one is for my professional life. In my career I have achieved being an educator for a product line, my work being published in magazines, being a part of the Ted Gibson Artistic Team, working alongside well- established hairdressers, I’ve worked New York Bridal Fashion Week, as well as major industry trade shows.

For my personal bucket list I have been to London, Paris, Rome, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Jamaica, Vegas, Miami, Aruba, Washington D.C., San Diego. I’ve been indoor skydiving, got a fish pedicure, went to a shooting range, parasailing, snorkeling, ATVING in the deserts of Aruba, held a monkey, and rode an elephant. I’m looking forward to keeping building all my Bucket List dreams.

What are the top things on your bucket list?

I always have the itch to travel! I would love to go to Bora Bora, Greece, Amalfi Coast, Hawaii. There are SO many places to list. Any place with an amazing scenery and great food!

What do you like most about our BUCKiTDREAM app?

I love that BUCKiTDREAM helps me set goals and organize my dream places to go and see. It’s an amazing way to look back on what I accomplished with my set dreams!

Follow Kayla Press on her dream journey of achieving her bucket list dreams:


Instagram: kay_press

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