McKynleigh was in her first talent contest when she was 3 years old. It was a rapping contest and her sister and herself won first place. After that she hung up her "gangster swag" and moved onto the stage. She was Annie in her community theaters production of Annie Jr. when she was 7 years old, and since then she have been involved in over 100 productions. She is an active songwriter/ street performer and she has won numerous talent competitions with her choreography and dance.