Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst has died. She passed on Sunday January 30, 2022, at age 30. The New York Police Department is investigating her death.
Cheslie Kryst was a lawyer who did her best to assist with changing America’s equity system, as well as a style blogger and an entertainment news reporter. She was crowned Miss USA in 2019.
She passed on after she jumped from a building in Manhattan, according to police. The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner affirmed that she died by suicide and had various gruff impact wounds.
As indicated by the New York Police Department, they are still investigating the conditions encompassing Kryst’s death.
“In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” Kryst’s family said in a statement. “Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined.”
Before her demise, the former Miss USA winner posted an Instagram photograph of herself with a caption:
“May this day bring you rest and peace”
Kryst, of North Carolina, was a civil attorney who conducted free legal work for prisoners who may have been sentenced unjustly. Licensed in two states, she earned a law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University after completing her undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina, where she was a track athlete.
Kryst also worked as a correspondent for entertainment news program “Extra.”
Kryst was also an outspoken advocate for women. The year Kryst won her Miss USA crown, she was among an unprecedented slate of five major pageant winners who all were women of color.
Kryst hastened to point out she and her fellow beauty queens were far from token victors based on race. Three of the last four Miss USAs were women of color, namely Kara McCullough, Deshauna Barber — and Kryst herself, and according to her, that was an impressive feat for her.
Kryst’s priorities and perspective on life and leadership also emerged during the 2019 Miss USA contest and her rule.