Kaila Yu is the stage name of Elaine Yang, a Taiwanese American singer, songwriter, and former model. She currently is the lead singer and vocalist for the all-Asian American, female rock band Nylon Pink. In addition to having Yu on the lead vocals, Nylon Pink also features Katt Lee on the bass, Kiki Wongo as the lead guitarist, Jamie Scoles on the drums and Yuki Ito on the keyboards. Yu is also one of the founders of the jewelry/fashion line "Hello Drama" which is affiliated with the Nylon Pink band and style.
She has also been an import model and appeared in magazines including Stuff Magazine, Maxim, FHM and House of Roses. Yu has also appeared in films including Dark Blue and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and has also hosted shows on channels such as MTV Asia, MTV Chi, Music Plus TV, TorqueTV, Octane TV and Ripe TV.
Yu is a graduate of UCLA (with a degree in Economics), after transferring there from the University of California, San Diego, where she initially majored in Biology.