Alayah Benavidez is pursuing her PhD in American Literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio. At a young age, Benavidez discovered a passion for literature and as an adult has seen first hand how her love of reading and writing has helped her to develop confidence in testing and public speaking. This is what led Benavidez to develop her own campaign, “Read The Way," which focuses on childhood literacy. In addition to being an advocate for literacy, she is a professional model and can be seen in ads and magazines across the country and abroad.
In addition to her numerous pageant awards and titles (listed under pageants below), some of Alayah's accomplishments include:
-San Antonio’s Upscaling the Community Award
-Nominated for Pageant Planet’s “Best in Pageantry” award