Cheslie Kryst was an American television correspondent, model, and beauty pageant who was crowned Miss USA 2019, died on Sunday after jumping from a 60-story condominium in New York City on January 30. She was born on April 28, 1991, to a Polish American father and African Mother. Her mother was crowned Mrs. North Carolina US when she was a child. Kryst did her schooling at Northwestern High School, South Carolina. Later on, they moved to Fort Mill, South Carolina, and transferred to Fort Mill High School. In the year 2013, she was graduated in Marketing and Human Resource Management from Darla Moore School of Business.
After graduation in the year 2017, she enrolled in Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, did graduation in Juris Doctor and Master of Administration. She was a passionate advocate both in and out courtroom.
Although she worked as a lawyer for some time, she was no stranger to beauty pageants. She started her pageant career as a teenager and won the Northwestern pageant in school time. At 28 years old, became the oldest woman to be crowned Miss USA. She also work on the show-Extra, this show garnered her two DayTime Emmy nominations.
As per E! News the death of Kryst who lived on the 9th-floor appears to be a suicide. She was last seen on a terrace 29 stories above the ground. Chelsie Kryst shared a photo of herself on Instagram just hours before her death with the caption-“ May this day bring you Rest and Peace.”
Miss Universe 2021- Harnaaz Sandhu was left heartbroken after this news. She penned down a heartfelt note for Cheslie “This is heartbreaking and unbelievable, You were always an inspiration to many”. Her family confirmed in one of the statements-“ Her great light inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength,” it read. “She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined.” The family said that the pageant-winner had “embodied love and served others” and that “her impact will live on.”
According to Hollywood reports the New York Police Department has confirmed that Kryst had died by suicide. In a phonic interview with New York Daily News – her grandfather recalled her “infectious” laugh and “generous” spirit. “She was a fantastic person, “ he said. “She felt for other people. She tried to help other people. She was just one of those rare people that had a heart for people.”
While competing, she remembered in a 2021 essay for Allure Magazine, she spoke openly about her views “on the legalization of marijuana, the Trump Administration’s immigration policies, anti-abortion laws, the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and the successes and failures of criminal justice reform.” “I openly supported the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and marched in protests over the summer,” Kryst continued. “I wasn’t searching to collect more awards or recognition during my reign. Rather, I fed the passion that made waking up each morning feel worthwhile: speaking out against injustice.”