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Who is Noelia Voigt, Miss USA in Miss Universe 2023?

Miss USA, Noelia Voigt, will represent the United States in the Miss Universe 2023 pageant. Find out who she is and what she plans to do if she wins.

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Meet Noelia Voigt, Miss USA in Miss Universe 2023

At the end of September, Noelia Voigt became the new Miss USA. She will be representing the United States for the next edition of Miss Universe. The 23-year-old Venezuelan-American, is the third woman from Utah to win Miss USA.

The 50 state champions were whittled down to 20 during the first part of the beauty pageant. Later, to five after the evening dress and swimsuit round, leaving Noelia Voigt, from Utah; Savannah Gankiewicz, from Hawaii; Jasmine Daniels, of Pennsylvania; Lluvia Alzate, from Texas, and Alexis Loomans, from Wisconsin; as the five finalists.

However, the jury opted for Miss Utah thanks to her dazzling walk down the catwalk and her meaningful answers in the question rounds; She stated that, as Miss Universe ambassador, she would connect with diverse communities in the United States given her “bilingual Venezuelan-American” origin.

Who is Noelia Voigt, the Venezuelan who was crowned Miss USA 2023

Noelia Voigt is the daughter of a Venezuelan mother and an American father, professional baseball player Jack David Voigt. She was born and raised in Florida, later she attended the University of Alabama. According to the content of her social networks, Voigt has modelled and been in beauty pageants for nearly a decade, so she was already a familiar face on the pageant circuit.

In addition to beauty pageants, her other passions include volleyball and interior design. She is also author of the anti-bullying children's book “Maddie the BRAVE” and facilitator of the One Love Workshop.

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The controversy surrounding Miss USA

After her victory, Voigt became the successor to Miss USA 2022, Morgan Romano, from North Carolina; who was the replacement for R’Bonney Gabriel, from Texas. Gabriel, who was winner of Miss Universe 2022, relinquished the Miss USA crown after her fellow contestants claimed that the pageant had been “rigged” in her favor. The Miss Universe Organization opened an investigation and suspended the then national director of Miss USA, Crystle Stewart, as well as her company, Miss Brands.

When is Miss Universe 2023?

The 73rd edition of Miss Universe, corresponding to the year 2023, will take place on Saturday 18 November in El Salvador. The contest is expected to have the participation of 80 contestants from around the world.