Miss Teen USA, who represents New Jersey, steps down days after Miss USA

Miss Teen USA says it’s currently reviewing plans for the transition of responsibilities to a successor.

Lanette Espy

May 9, 2024, 11:43 AM

Updated 17 days ago

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Just two days after Miss USA Noelia Voigt stepped down, Miss Teen USA UmaSofia Srivastava, has resigned as well.
Srivastava, of Morris Plains, released a statement Wednesday on Instagram saying she has decided to resign due to her personal values no longer aligning with the direction of the organization.
“While this was certainly not how I saw my reign coming to a close, I am excited to continue my advocacy for education and acceptance, start applying to colleges, and share some exciting new projects,” Srivastava wrote in a post on Instagram.
The Miss Teen USA account released a statement on Instagram and said they support Srivastava's decision.
“The well-being of our titleholders is a top priority,” the Miss Teen USA posted on social media.
The organization says it’s currently reviewing plans for the transition of responsibilities to a successor. They say the crowning of the new Miss Teen USA will be announced soon.
As for Voigt, she cited prioritizing her own mental health as her reason for resigning.


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