Alayah Benavidez Bio – Alayah Benavidez Wiki
Alayah Benavidez is a 24-year-old Texas native. she is best known as Miss Texas 2019. She had entered and competed in the Miss Texas pageant three times.
Alayah Benavidez Age
She is 24 years old
Earlier Life and Education
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Can you tell I love my job? #ReadTheWay is a huge part of why I wanted to become Miss Texas USA, being able to connect with young minds and help guide them towards a successful future through reading has by far been the most rewarding part of this whole experience 💕📚 #misstexasusa #roadtomissusa #missusa #thecrystalgroup #reading
Alayah was diagnosed with dyslexia in high school and was told she should take remedial classes. But she says it actually drove her to work smarter and strive higher. It also spurred her to start her Read the Way campaign, to foster a love of reading in children.
I’m an aspiring English teacher, so literature has always been super-duper important for me, it’s something I’ve always been passionate about … but as I went through school, I noticed my classmates really weren’t, so I was like how can I get other people excited about reading like how I’m excited about reading? Alayah told the Win a Pageant podcast, adding that as she researched how big of problem illiteracy actually is.
Alayah Benavidez Pageant Queen
has competed in the Miss Texas USA pageant four times. In 2014, she was second runner-up, she was a non-finalist in 2015 and 2016, and then in 2019, she won the pageant. She went on to compete in the 2019 Miss USA pageant, though she did not advance out of the preliminary competitions.
But that is not her only pageant experience. Alayah also competed in and won the 2016 Miss United States pageant. After that win, she told the Win a Pageant podcast host Alycia Darby in a 2017 interview that she never actually intended to get into pageants, but she entered a small pageant on a whim in high school and her goal was to win Miss Congeniality — but she actually ended up winning the whole thing.
She also models, posting photos on Instagram for Three Bees Boutique, Alchemia Style, Houston-based photographer Grant Foto, studio D. LeBlanc Photography out of Dallas, and Kelly Costello Photography.
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Yesterday I used my voice at our State Capitol to lobby for the humane treatment of animals. Both domestic and wild. The statistics on wild animals kept as pets in Texas is staggering and what’s even more frightening is the conditions most live in and the harm they can cause a community. Thank you to all of our amazing State Representatives, both Republican and Democrat who came together in support. #misstexasusa #speakyourvoice #makeachange #animalwellfare• • • • #AlayahNicole #SATX