The network “evaluates” the broadcast of the competitions despite the resignations – .

The network “evaluates” the broadcast of the competitions despite the resignations – .
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Weeks after The CW announced a three-year contract extension to broadcast the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, the network is reconsidering its partnership.

“In light of the events of the past week, The CW Network is evaluating its relationship with both competitions,” the network said in a statement Monday.

In late April, the network announced that it would broadcast the 42nd Miss Teen USA Pageant and the 73rd Miss USA Pageant on August 1 and 4, respectively. The new announcement comes after Miss USA Noelia Voigt and Miss Teen USA UmaSofia Srivastava resigned from their positions last week.

USA TODAY has contacted the Miss USA Organization for comment.

Voigt said in a statement posted on social media on May 6 that she was making the “difficult decision” to resign to preserve her mental . Two days later, Srivastava announced on her Instagram that she would relinquish the title because her “personal values ​​no longer fully align with the direction of the organization.”

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“This resignation of Noelia and Uma is a direct response to the current ownership and management of the Miss USA brand,” Claudia Engelhardt, former Miss USA social media director who resigned the same week, told USA TODAY. “They are the ones responsible for the decline in Noelia and Uma’s mental health. And it was documented that they knew and did nothing.”

In a statement shared with USA TODAY on Wednesday, Miss USA CEO and President Laylah Rose said, “Our overall goal at Miss USA is to celebrate and empower women. Our participants are making a real difference in this country and around the world.”

Rose’s statement continued: “My personal goal as leader of this organization has always been to inspire women to always create new dreams, to have the courage to explore everything, and to continue to maintain their integrity throughout. along the way. same high standards and I take these allegations seriously. Please be assured that the well-being of everyone associated with Miss USA is my top priority.

Contributors: KiMi Robinson and Naledi Ushe

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