Miss USA Relinquishes Title Citing Mental Health Issues


The current Miss USA has said she is relinquishing her title to prioritise her mental health.

24 year old Noelia Voigt, won the beauty pageant last year and represented the US at the Miss Universe competition in El Salvador in November.

Posting on Instagram, she said: “In life, I strongly value the importance of making decisions that feel best for you and your mental health.

“My journey as Miss USA has been incredibly meaningful, representing Utah with pride, and later the USA at Miss Universe.

“Sadly, I have made the very tough decision to resign from the title of Miss USA 2023.”

The Miss USA pageant said it accepted Voigt’s resignation.

The pageant said it was reviewing plans for “the transition of responsibilities to a successor”.

Voigt said she was grateful for the platform to speak about social issues such as anti-bullying, dating violence, immigration rights and reforms, as well as her heritage as the first Venezuelan American woman to hold the crown as Miss USA.

-sky news