The Bachelor Season 23 launched followers to the pageant world with Hannah Brown, Caelynn Miller-Keyes, and Hannah Godwin. And it doesn’t appear to be Peter Weber’s season is shifting tides anytime quickly. Previous to the Jan. 6 premiere of The Bachelor, ABC introduced the solid, which options a number of pageant contestants, together with Alayah Benavidez, who’s one which followers ought to regulate, in accordance with Chris Harrison.
Who is Alayah Benavidez from Peter Weber’s season of ‘The Bachelor’?
In line with Benavidez’s Bachelor profile on ABC’s web site, the 24-year-old from San Antonio, Texas, is named Miss Texas 2019. Benavidez is an orthodontist assistant who studied English on the College of Texas at San Antonio, regardless of being identified with dyslexia, per her Pageant Replace bio. She additionally enjoys writing poetry and utilizing Reddit.
“Earlier than taking the crown in 2019, Alayah had entered and competed within the Miss Texas pageant 3 times; fourth time is the allure for this queen!” Benavidez’s ABC profile reads. “When she’s not touring the state and making appearances as Miss Texas, Alayah enjoys hanging out along with her gals on the San Antonio River Stroll, consuming wine and giving again to her group.”
However will Benavidez get together with Weber on The Bachelor? Solely time will inform. Nonetheless, Benavidez’s profile hints she needs to begin a household and is “on the lookout for a person who has robust targets for the longer term and received’t maintain her again when she needs to pursue passions of her personal.”
That stated, Benavidez’s bio additionally teases potential drama that would remind viewers of the feud between Miller-Keyes and Brown throughout Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor. Because the community’s web site reads, “Will this pageant woman be on good phrases with the opposite girls or will acquainted faces from her previous resurface?”
Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless potential Benavidez doesn’t reign in the identical variety of drama producers tried to get out of Miller-Keyes and Brown. In line with Pageant Replace, Benavidez’s wished to encourage “unity by respecting the opinions of others.”
However regardless of what occurs, Benavidez appears enthusiastic about her Bachelor journey with Weber.
“I’ve had so many feelings this week with the official announcement of the Bachelor solid on Monday,” Benavidez wrote on Instagram. “Nerves, pleasure, anticipation, you title it I’ve most likely felt it. I recognize all of you which have messaged me giving your assist and encouragement for this loopy journey I’m about to embark on! It actually does imply the world to me. Let’s do that!”
Chris Harrison on Alayah Benavidez from ‘The Bachelor’
On Dec. 16, Harrison formally launched all 30 girls concerned in Weber’s season of The Bachelor. And the franchise’s host kicked off the stay stream with a couple of phrases about Benavidez.
“Let’s begin with Alayah — 24-year-old Miss Texas 2019! It’s been some time since we’ve have a pageant woman. That was final season,” Harrison joked. “A 12 months in the past, clearly, we launched you to the pageant world with Hannah and Caelynn. There you go — she is certainly half of that world.”
Harrison additionally revealed Benavidez will carry “most likely the wildest roller-coaster experience in all the season.”
“Controversy, emotion, one thing we’ve by no means had occurred earlier than on the historical past of this present, occurs to Alayah,” he added. “So positively somebody to look at.”
In the meantime, Benavidez referenced Harrison’s remarks in an Instagram submit about her Bachelor casting.
“Nicely I assume it’s official… girls and gents please safe your private belongings, and preserve your fingers and toes contained in the cart always,” Benavidez wrote on Instagram. “It’s going to be a ‘rollercoaster of emotion.’”
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