Noelia Voigt of Utah crowned Miss USA 2023
Who is Noelia Voigt?
Noelia Voigt is a 23-year-old Venezuelan-American woman who was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to Utah with her family when she was 10 years old. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in business administration and a minor in Spanish. She works as a marketing manager for a tech company and aspires to become an entrepreneur. She is also a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, having lost her brother to suicide in 2019. She founded a nonprofit organization called “No More Silence” which provides resources and support for people struggling with mental health issues and their families.
How did she win the Miss USA 2023 title?
Noelia Voigt competed against 50 other state titleholders at the Miss USA 2023 pageant, which was held on September 29 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. The pageant was broadcast live on the CW Network and featured judges such as actress Vivica A. Fox, reality star Luann de Lesseps, and beauty vlogger Patrick Starrr.
The competition consisted of three rounds: swimsuit, evening gown, and interview. In the swimsuit round, Voigt wore a red bikini that showcased her toned physique. In the evening gown round, she wore a stunning white dress with a high slit and a plunging neckline. In the interview round, she was asked what she would contribute to the Miss Universe Organization as a “brand ambassador” and Miss USA. She highlighted her bilingual skills and her diverse background as a Venezuelan-American and promised to connect with different communities across the country.
Voigt impressed the judges and the audience with her confidence, poise, and charisma. She was announced as the winner of the Miss USA 2023 title, becoming the first Miss Utah to win the crown in 63 years. She was followed by first runner-up Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii and second runner-up Alexis Loomans of Wisconsin.
What are her plans as Miss USA 2023?
As Miss USA 2023, Noelia Voigt will represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2023 pageant, which will be held in December in an undisclosed location. She will also travel across the country and abroad to promote various causes and initiatives related to the Miss Universe Organization, such as women’s empowerment, education, health, and social justice.
Voigt said that she is excited to use her platform as Miss USA to raise awareness and funds for mental health and suicide prevention, which are very personal and important issues for her. She also said that she wants to inspire other young women to pursue their dreams and goals, regardless of their background or circumstances.
Voigt expressed her gratitude and happiness for winning the Miss USA 2023 title, saying that it was a dream come true for her. She thanked her family, friends, mentors, sponsors, and fans for their support and encouragement. She also thanked God for giving her this opportunity and blessing her with this honor.
She concluded her speech by saying: “I am proud to be a Venezuelan-American woman who represents the beauty, diversity, and strength of this country. I am ready to serve as your Miss USA 2023!”