"Tapia will reign from January through December 2014 and compete in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant (MRAP) in Las Vegas, Nev."
Alexandria (Alex) Layne Tapia, reigning Rodeo de Santa Fe Queen 2013, was named Miss Rodeo New Mexico Elect for 2014. Miss Rodeo New Mexico Elect wins her title at the annual Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant. However, she is a “Lady-in-Waiting” until January of the following year when she assumes the title. Tapia will reign from January through December 2014 and compete in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant (MRAP) in Las Vegas, Nev.
Tapia, 23, is the daughter of Toni Tapia and the late Michael J. Tapia Sr. She was born and raised in Santa Fe and graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s in Government and a bachelor’s in History with University Honors. She enjoys hunting and the outdoors, barrel racing and riding and spending time with family and friends. Rodeo and the Western way of life has always been a love of hers and she enjoys nothing more than sharing that passion with others. Tapia has held many royalty titles over the years but is most proud of holding the Miss Santa Fe Rodeo Queen title for the past two years. She hopes to continue representing the great sport of rodeo through royalty titles. She is very proud and excited to be representing Santa Fe as your 2013 Santa Fe Rodeo Queen!
Look for Tapia around town as she spends time out in the community promoting the upcoming Rodeo de Santa Fe June 19-22, 2013. Rodeo royalty are the community ambassadors of the Rodeo. This year you can meet Tapia along with Rodeo Princess Abigail Woodmansee and the incoming royalty and their court on Sunday, June 16 at the New Mexico History Museum from 1-3 p.m. You can also meet them at the Rodeo Kick-Off party at the Inn at Santa Fe on Tuesday, June 18 from 5-7 p.m.
From a Rodeo de Santa Fe press release...