Miss Teen USA 2023: New Jersey's UmaSofia Srivastava wins Costume Show


The state costume show for Miss Teen USA 2023 was held on Wednesday, September 27 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada.

Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2023 UmaSofia Srivastava was announced as the winner for her honeybee-inspired costume designed by fashion designer Simon Villalba. The Honeybee is New Jersey's official state bug.

"This costume is very special to me because my mom has called me her little bee all my life (swipe to the end), and to discover that the honeybee is New Jersey's state insect made the connection I feel to my wonderful state, that much deeper," she shared on social media after winning the award.

"I'm so proud I got to channel my inner queen bee tonight because I believe that all of us can learn from the hardworking and selfless nature of the honeybee," she added.

The award for best state costume for Miss USA 2023 went to Miss Hawaii USA 2023 Savannah Gankiewicz for her Maui's banyan tree-inspired costume.


Photos: UmaSofia Srivastava / Instagram

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