Noelia Voigt of Utah was delegated the new Miss USA in Reno, Nevada, at the finish of the 2023 event at the Great Sierra Resort on Friday night, broadcast live on the CW Organization. Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii set as first-second place.
Voigt, 23, beat down 50 other state champions at the exhibition. Toward the beginning of the TV contest, the field was limited to 20 finalists, and slice further to only five — Voigt, Gankiewicz, Jasmine Daniels of Pennsylvania, Lluvia Alzate of Texas and Alexis Loomans of Wisconsin — after the imperative swimwear and night outfit adjusts.
Asked what she would add to the Miss Universe Association as a “brand envoy” and Miss USA in the last back and forth discussion round, Voigt promoted being a “bilingual Venezuelan-American,” and guaranteed she would interface with different networks across the US.
Judges included Vivica A. Fox, previous “Genuine Housewife” Luann de Lesseps and magnificence vlogger Patrick Starrr.
The show planned to offer “a cutting edge and moderate way to deal with a 70-year-old practice,” said President and Chief of the Miss USA Association Laylah Rose in a proclamation delivered toward the beginning of September. Observing a new guideline change executed by the Miss Universe Association, the current year’s Miss USA highlighted the principal wedded state champion — Juliana Morehouse-Locklear of Maine. (Morehouse-Locklear, the girl of a candidate in the 1994 Miss USA exhibition, didn’t progress to the main 20.)
Gabriel’s success at the 2022 Miss USA event was damaged by claims made by a portion of her kindred challengers that the expo had been “manipulated” in support of herself.
In the weeks after her delegated in October 2022, Miss USA’s parent organization, the Miss Universe Association, opened an examination and suspended then-Miss USA public chief Crystle Stewart — champ of the 2008 Miss USA expo — and her organization, Miss Brands.
Gabriel, Stewart and other officials all discredited the claims. “There was no out of line benefit and nothing was manipulated,” Gabriel told E! News at that point, while Stewart said in a proclamation that, “The exact opposite thing I could at any point hope to do is ruin or deny the contenders an equivalent open door to a fair rivalry. I could never risk my fantasy about running an association that enables these young ladies.”
In August, the event reported the finish of its association with Stewart. In a proclamation affirming that a “exhaustive and broad examination” of allegations evened out against the expo viewed them as misleading, Miss USA said that, “after much conversation and thought, (the Miss Universe Association) and Crystle couldn’t agree as to Crystle and Miss Brand’s proceeding with contribution… Crystle has chosen to use the achievement she has had with the Miss USA Association to seek after other pioneering interests.”
On Thursday night, additionally at the Amazing Sierra Resort, 16-year-old UmaSofia Srivastava, of New Jersey, was delegated Miss Youngster USA. Stephanie Skinner, 19, of New York, put as first-next in line.