Miss Teen USA UmaSofia Srivastava, Resigns From Her Title Shortly After The Resignation Of Miss USA

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Miss Teen USA announced her resignation on Wednesday, just two days after Miss USA declared she stepping down. 17-year-old UmaSofia Srivastava shared on Instagram her decision to resign, stating reasons that her personal values no longer fully align with the organization’s direction.

Expressing gratitude, Srivastava mentioned her appreciation for the support from her family, state directors, sister queens, and fans since winning her state title. Reflecting on her time as Miss NJ Teen USA, she highlighted the fulfilling experience of representing her state as a first-generation Mexican-Indian American nationally.

Srivastava’s resignation coincides with Noelia Voigt’s decision to relinquish her Miss USA crown, citing mental health concerns. The previous week, Claudia Michelle, the social media director for the Miss USA organization, also announced her resignation on Instagram, citing observations of Voigt’s mental health decline and disrespect towards Srivastava and her family.

Laylah Rose, CEO and president of the Miss USA organization, emphasized the priority of well-being for all individuals associated with Miss USA in a statement to NBC News on Wednesday. Srivastava affirmed her commitment to advocating for education and acceptance, noting the impact of her children’s book, “The White Jaguar,” which tells the story of self-love and acceptance during a journey home.

Looking ahead, Srivastava expressed anticipation for completing her junior year of high school and applying to colleges. Voigt’s announcement of her resignation on Monday, citing mental health prioritization, was met with respect from the Miss USA organization, which accepted her resignation.

The organization is currently reviewing plans for the transition of responsibilities to a successor and will make an announcement soon.