Miss USA 2023 Title Awarded To Mutya Ng Pilipinas Finalist Savannah Gankiewicz

From Mutya ng Pilipinas Finalist to Miss USA 2023

MISS USA 2023 – The Miss USA 2023 title was awarded to former Mutya ng Pilipinas candidate Savannah Gankiewicz.

Savannah Gankiewicz, previously a contender in the Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant, has assumed the title of Miss USA 2023 after Noelia Voigt opted to resign from her role.

The Miss USA organization announced that the Filipino-American beauty queen would be crowned in Hawaii on May 15th. “We are proud to crown Savannah Miss USA 2023. A true representation of vision, intelligence, and compassion,” stated Laylah Rose, CEO and President of the Miss USA Organization.

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“Her dedication to empowering women through self-love and confidence is inspiring, and we look forward to her impactful reign as Miss USA,” she added.

Savannah Gankiewicz claimed the first runner-up spot to Noelia at the Miss USA pageant held in September of the previous year.

Savannah took to her Instagram account to convey her appreciation for being crowned and to thank her supporters, family, friends, and the community of Hawaii.

“Please know that my decision to accept the Miss USA crown was not one that was made lightly. I stand with Noelia, it was the honor of a lifetime to share the stage with you during your crowning moment and I wish you all the best in your next chapter,” Savannah said.

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Savannah, with her mother originating from Maui and having Filipino roots, competed in the 2017 Mutya ng Pilipinas contest, reaching the finals and earning the title of Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Filipino Communities, serving as a representative of the Filipino-Hawaiian community. After the competition, she lived in the Philippines for over a year, focusing on a modeling career.

Noelia resigned from her role as Miss USA on May 7th.

“I strongly value the importance of making a decision that feel best for you and your mental health. As individuals, we grow through experiencing different things in life that lead us to learning more about ourselves,” Noelia wrote on IG.

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