Savannah Gankiewicz is Crowned Miss USA Following Noelia Voigt's Retirement - Latest Global News

Savannah Gankiewicz is Crowned Miss USA Following Noelia Voigt’s Retirement

Savannah Gankiewicz represented her home state of Hawaii at the Miss USA 2023 pageant. Courtesy of Miss USA/Instagram

Savannah Gankiewicz is officially the new Miss USA.

Gankiewicz, 28, was crowned on Wednesday, May 15, at a ceremony at the Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach in Hawaii. It replaces its predecessor, Noelia VoigtWHO gave up her crown earlier this month to focus on her mental health.

Gankiewicz, a model and nonprofit leader from Maui, will serve out the remainder of Voigt’s reign and retain her Miss USA title through August.

“I’m so shocked and just incredibly grateful right now,” Ganziewicz said at her coronation in Honolulu Entertainment tonight. “While this decision was not made lightly, I firmly believe this opportunity was meant for me and I am ready to make a positive impact with this organization that I care about.”

Gankiewicz was Voigt’s runner-up in the Miss USA 2023 pageant last September. She announced her promotion via Instagram last week, writing: “Please know that my decision to accept the Miss USA crown was not made lightly. I stand with Noelia and admire her strength to step back and prioritize her mental health. Noelia, it was the honor of a lifetime to share the stage with you at your grand finale and I wish you all the best in your next chapter.”

On May 6, 24-year-old Voigt announced that she was leaving her post.

“In life, I value making decisions that feel best for you and your mental health,” she said in a statement on Instagram. “As individuals, we grow by experiencing different things in life that lead us to learn more about ourselves.”

With her win, Voigt became the Venezuelan-American winner of the competition. TTwo months later she represented the United States at the Miss Universe Competition 2023 in El Salvador.

Two days after Voigt’s resignation, she became Miss Teen USA UmaSofia Srivastava has himself issued a declaration of resignation. She announced this on Instagram “Personal values ​​no longer fully align with the direction of the organization.”

On Tuesday, May 14th, Good morning America broadcast a joint interview with Voigt and Srivastava’s mothers, who claimed the Miss USA Organization created a toxic work environment for their daughters. Jacketline Voigt recalled Noelia being “stressed out” after receiving unwanted advances at a Christmas parade, and Barbara Srivastava claimed that Miss Teen USA management bullied UmaSofia and controlled her social media account.

“I want to make it clear that it’s not about what they didn’t get, it’s about the prices. It’s about how they were abused, abused, bullied and cornered,” Barbara said GMAnoting, “The job of her dreams turned out to be a nightmare.”

In a statement to ABC News, the Miss USA Organization said, “We are committed to creating a healthy, communicative and supportive environment for all contestants, state titleholders, national titleholders and staff.”

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