• UmaSofia Srivastava was Miss Teen USA
  • She gave up her title
  • It comes after Noelia Voigt gave up hers too

In an unexpected turn of events, UmaSofia Srivastava, the reigning Miss Teen USA 2023, has officially announced her resignation from the prestigious title, just days after Noelia Voigt stepped down as Miss USA 2023. Citing a misalignment of personal values with the organization, Srivastava's departure has sent ripples through the pageant world.

A Decision of Values

In a move that has left fans and followers in disbelief, UmaSofia Srivastava, the talented and accomplished Miss Teen USA 2023, has decided to relinquish her crown. This bombshell announcement comes hot on the heels of Noelia Voigt's own resignation as Miss USA 2023, sparking widespread speculation and support from the pageant community.

"After months of grappling with the decision, I have made the choice to resign from the title of Miss Teen USA 2023. I am grateful for all the support from my family, my state directors, my sister queens and the fans who have cheered me on since I won my state title," she wrote in a statement.

"I will always look back on my time as Miss NJ Teen USA fondly, and the experience of representing my state as a first generation, Mexican-Indian American at the national level was fulfilling in itself."

"After careful consideration, I've decided to resign as I find that my personal values no longer fully align with the direction of the organization," she continued.

"However, I will continue my relentless advocacy for education and acceptance with my multi-lingual children's book, 'The White Jaguar' and with the organizations that I have had the privilege to work with long before I started competing, namely The Lotus Petal Foundation and the Bridge of Books Foundation."

Srivastava's tenure as Miss NJ Teen USA and her representation as a first-generation Mexican-Indian American on the national stage have been nothing short of inspiring.

Despite stepping down, Srivastava's commitment to advocacy remains unwavering. With a focus on education and acceptance, she continues to champion her multi-lingual children's book, "The White Jaguar," alongside her work with The Lotus Petal Foundation and the Bridge of Books Foundation.

"This has always been my TRUE purpose," Srivastava asserts, signaling a future filled with meaningful pursuits beyond the pageant world.

With the rest of her 11th grade year ahead and the college application process looming, Srivastava is poised to embark on a new journey, one defined by hard work and dedication. Her academic achievements, coupled with a new writing project, promise a bright future for this young trailblazer.

The announcement was met with an outpouring of support from fans, friends, and fellow pageant queens, including Noelia Voigt, who expressed her pride and love for Srivastava in the comments section. The official Miss Teen USA account also extended its best wishes, emphasizing the organization's respect and support for her decision.

"I look forward to the rest of the year as I finish 11th grade as part of the National Honor Society and start the college application process, knowing my academic career has been defined by hard work and my hard work alone," she wrote, adding that she is also pursuing "a new writing project."

Concluding her statement, she wrote, "Most importantly, thank you to those who support me for who I am and have always been, not for who I've momentarily become."

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As the pageant community awaits the announcement of Srivastava's successor, her legacy as Miss Teen USA 2023 will undoubtedly continue to inspire and influence. Her courage to prioritize personal values over titles serves as a powerful reminder of the strength and integrity that define true leadership.