Miss Teen USA gives up title days after Miss USA resigned

Miss Teen USA gives up title days after Miss USA resigned

Miss Teen USA UmaSofia Srivastava gave up her crown on Wednesday just two days after Miss USA resigned

Srivastava said she’d grappled with the decision for months and had chosen to resign because her “personal values no longer fully align with the direction of the organization.” She did not specify which values were not in alignment.

“At the end of the day, I am so lucky to have had the privilege of this experience, but if this is just a chapter, I know that the story of my life will truly be incredible,” Srivastava wrote.

Miss Teen USA said. “The well-being of our titleholders is a top priority.”

Officials are reviewing plans for the transition of the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA responsibilities to a successor. A new Miss USA and Miss Teen USA will be crowned soon.

The resignations of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA come just days after the Friday resignation of Miss USA social media director Claudia Michelle. She shared her decision to step down on Friday, saying “I don’t believe in taking sides, I believe in telling the truth.”

“I feel the way current management speaks about their titleholders is unprofessional and inappropriate; I disavow workplace toxicity and bullying of any kind,” she wrote. 

The Miss USA Organization told USA Today it was troubled by the “false accusations.”

“Miss USA is committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment, and we take these allegations seriously,” the organization told USA Today. “Indeed, we have and will continue to prioritize the well-being of all individuals involved with Miss USA.”

Aliza Chasan

Source: cbsnews.com