Noelia Voigt, Miss USA 2023, resigns seven months after her election, citing her “mental health”

Noelia Voigt, Miss USA 2023, resigns seven months after her election, citing her “mental health”
Noelia Voigt, Miss USA 2023, resigns seven months after her election, citing her “mental health”

An announcement that surprised the other side of the Atlantic. Noelia Voigt, Miss USA 2023, announced that she was leaving her post this Monday on her Instagram account, only seven months after taking office. In it, she explains that this “difficult decision” was taken in the interest of her “mental health”.

“My journey as Miss USA has been incredibly meaningful, representing Utah with pride, and later the USA at Miss Universe (Editor’s note, in November in El Salvador),” said the 24-year-old candidate in the long statement posted on her account. “Unfortunately, I have made the very difficult decision to relinquish the title of Miss USA 2023,” she added.

“Deep down, I know this is just the beginning of a new chapter for me, and I hope I continue to inspire others to stay steadfast, to prioritize your mental health, to advocate for yourself and those of others using your voice, and to never be disappointed. I am afraid of what the future has in store for us, even if it seems uncertain,” Noelia Voigt said on her social networks.

The organization supports its decision

A spokesperson for Miss USA said in a statement sent to CNN that the organization supported the young woman’s decision to resign, particularly because “the well-being of our titleholders is a top priority, and we understand that “she must give herself priority in this area.”

As a reminder, a little over two years ago, in January 2022, the organization was hit by tragedy with the death of Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA 2019. The latter had killed herself by jumping from ‘a terrace located on the 29th floor of the New York building in which she resided.

The Miss USA organization indicated that it was studying solutions for the “transmission of responsibilities to a successor” who should be announced in the coming days. It could be Savannah Gankiewicz (Hawaii) who was ranked first runner-up last September.

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