Who is Alayah Nicole Benavidez? Miss Texas USA 2019 joins 'Bachelor in Paradise'
Nobody gets the game of love right on the first go; it's often a trial and error situation. And for the contestants of 'Bachelor in Paradise', this is most certainly the case, seeing that one week you might be with someone, only to discover a whole new connection the following week.
The men of the show will agree with this, seeing that not one but four new ladies join the cast this week, all vying for their attention. And among them is none other than Alayah Nicole Benavidez, from Peter Weber's season.
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Who is Alayah Nicole Benavidez?
Benavidez is a pageant winner and a model from San Antonio. She attended the University of Texas and during this time, worked as an orthodontic assistant to pay for her education.
She has a pretty impressive pageant win under her belt, seeing that she was Miss Texas USA in 2019.
As per her 'The Bachelor' season 24 bio -- "Alayah may be best known as Miss Texas 2019, but this pageant queen has way more going on than just a beautiful smile. Before taking the crown in 2019, Alayah had entered and competed in the Miss Texas pageant three times; fourth time is the charm for this queen!
When she's not traveling the state and making appearances as Miss Texas, Alayah enjoys hanging out with her gals on the San Antonio River Walk, drinking wine and giving back to her community. She is looking for a man who has strong goals for the future and won't hold her back when she wants to pursue passions of her own. Alayah is also ready for a family and hoping that Peter is on the same page. However, will this pageant girl be on good terms with the other ladies or will familiar faces from her past resurface?"
Benavidez got the villain edit of her season.
As much as handing out roses on 'The Bachelor' is the norm, so is finding one contestant who is there for the 'wrong reasons'. Every season always has a so-called villain, Thomas Jacobs was accused of being on Season 17 of 'The Bachelorette' to get a season of his own. It turns out Benavidez was in a similar situation, as the contestants during her season thought that she was not there for Peter Weber or to find love.
She was accused of not being her authentic self, even though she argued otherwise. All this tension ultimately led her to elimination in week 3. However, Weber himself had a change of heart and asked for her to be brought back on the show. Benavidez made a return in week 4, only to be eliminated again. Maybe third times the charm for Benavidez, seeing that she can now find love on 'Bachelor in Paradise'!
Catch 'Bachelor in Paradise' on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on ABC.