Sade Aiyeku

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Sade Alexandra Aiyeku (born 1980) is a beauty queen who has held the title Miss Idaho USA and competed at Miss USA.

Aiyeku grew up in Prescott, Washington. She was student body president during her senior year and attended Walla Walla Community College through the Running Start program. She was valedictorian of her graduating class. Aiyeku then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Albertson College (now the College of Idaho) and then enrolled in law school at the University of Utah. She has held various positions for the Sigma Epsilon Sorority and Greek Council.

Aiyeku has Nigerian ancestry and her name reflects her father's Yoruba heritage.

At the urging of a family friend, Aiyeku entered the Miss Idaho USA 2003 pageant, where she was first runner-up to Kimberly Glyn Weible. She was also won the Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic awards. Aiyeku then won the Miss Southwest Idaho title, a preliminary to the Miss Idaho pageant in the Miss America system. She placed in the top ten in the state pageant.

In late 2004, Aiyeku again competed in the Miss Idaho USA pageant and won the crown. She was crowned by previous titleholder Kimberly Glyn Weible. Aiyeku then competed at the Miss USA 2005 pageant held in Baltimore, Maryland on April 11, 2006, but failed to place. The pageant was won by Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina.

Sade graduated from the University of Utah Law School in May, 2006, and was subsequently admitted to the Utah Bar in October, 2006. She currently practices law in Salt Lake City where she lives with her husband and son.

In November 2005, Aiyeku passed on her crown to Allyson Swan of Twin Falls.


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Preceded by
Kimberly Glyn Weible
Miss Idaho USA
Succeeded by
Allyson Swan