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There She Is...

Miss Author. Miss Advocate. Miss Business Owner. Miss Graduate Student. Miss Nonprofit CEO.

Miss Whoever-She-Wants-to-Be.

And yes, she is beautiful.

Beautiful in the way that she is smart, principled, and passionate.

Stunning in how she leads, commands a room, and makes and impact. 

Striking in her genuineness, as a difference maker, and a course changer. 

She is both passionate and purposeful.

She serves. She learns. She advocates.

There She is.


No wonder she wears a crown. She rules.

There She Serves.

As Miss Lone Star, Madi serves the Lone Star State through her social impact initiative, Authoring Life: Write the Story You Want to Read.

There She Advocates.

Madi's experiences in poverty as a child and serving in Title 1 schools as an adult cemented her life's calling: to make sure all children, regardless of zip code, have the resources they need to live up to their fullest potential. Life begins with literacy.

There She Learns.

The Miss America Organization is one of the largest scholarship provides in the U.S. for women.

Learn how Madi is using over $35,000 of her scholarship winnings.

Book Miss Lone Star.

Authoring Life is committed to equipping children for life long learning. We award scholarships of various amounts as they become available to help make higher education accessible to students everywhere.

Miss Lovejoy 2023

Madi Franquiz was crowned Miss Lovejoy in February 2023.


"I am honored to represent my hometown this year, as I compete for the title of Miss Texas this summer. I advocate for my platform, Authoring Life: Write the Story You Want to Read. Today, only four out of ten Texas students can read on grade level by third grade.  It's inexcusable, but it's changeable. Through book drives, summer reading programs, literacy advocacy, school programs, workshops, and my international nonprofit, I am on a mission to ensure that every Texas child, regardless of zip code, has the opportunity to acquire the literacy skills and books they need to become who they were created to be."

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My Platform | Authoring Life: Write the Story You Want to Read

"I know the power of a story..."

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Literacy is foundational to lifelong learning and education. People who cannot read or write experience difficulties with simple everyday tasks such as reading the label of a medicine bottle, filling in a job application, or understanding a traffic sign. When we help a child acquire literacy skills, we are empowering them to access better opportunities in life, to break the cycle of poverty, and to to write the story they want to read.

Research confirms that a child's early brain development shapes the adults they eventually become, the success that they will achieve, and the contributions they make to the economy and society. 

Authoring Life focuses on early literacy intervention so that every child, regardless of zip code, has the opportunity to write the story they want to read. Our work includes summer reading programs, scholarship and educational opportunities, writers workshops, book distributions, and other literacy resources.

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Find out where Reyna will be reading next! 

Recent Engagements

  • Traveled more than 35,000 miles within the last 6 months for literacy advocacy and paid public speaking engagement

  • Authored a new children's series to be published by Ethicool Books

  • Keynoted at the World Literacy Summit in Oxford, England

United Nations World Literacy Task Force Launch

September 2022 | New York City, NY

UNESCO | International Forum on Education and Literacy

December 2022 | Virtual

Youth 2030 Assembly | Office of the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

December 2022 | Virtual

World Literacy Taskforce Pilot City Launch Party

January 2023 | Memphis, TN

Telemundo Literacy Launch

February 2023 | Boston, MA

Bright Idea Literacy Launch

March 2023 | Dallas, TX

Ann and Jack Grave Foundation Conference | Sustainability as a Solution to Global Challenges 

March 2023 | Richardson, Texas

World Literacy Summit

April 2023 | Oxford, England

Model UN Keynote | University of Arkansas

May 2023 | Fayetteville, Arkansas

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