The beauty queen, lawyer, fashion blogger and Extra TV correspondent Miss USA Cheslie Kryst fell from a higher elevation of a 60-story house in New York City just after 7 am on Sunday, 30th January, and was declared dead at the spot.
According to the report the death of Kryst, who lived on the ninth floor, seems to be a suicide, an accumulation that a medical surveyor has yet to determine the authorised cause.
“In desolation and countless sadness, we share the death news of our favourite Cheslie,” her family said in a declaration to news channels. “Her countless bright talent was one that encouraged others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined.”
The statement sustained, “Cheslie personified love and served others, whether through her work as a lawyer fighting for social justice, as Miss USA and as a host on Extra. But most prominently, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor and colleague we recognise her influence will live on. As we reproduce on our loss, the family asks for confidentiality at this hard time.”
Kryst was lively on social media as freshly as hours before her passing. Earlier on Sunday, Kryst posted a stylish photo of herself looking to the side on her Instagram page, writing, “May this day bring you rest and peace.”
On Saturday, 29th January, Kryst posted on her Instagram Story an admiring message to Miss North Carolina USA Morgan Romano and Miss North Carolina Teen USA Gabby Ortega, telling them, “Best of luck at Miss USA and Miss Teen USA!”
Kryst was born in Jackson, Michigan in 1991 and grew up in South Carolina. Kryst appeared at the University of South Carolina and in 2017, she completed her graduation from Wake Forest University School of Law. She worked as an attorney at North Carolina firm Poyner Spruill LLP as a civil litigator. She also originated the women’s business attire blog White Collar Glam.
In 2019, she won the title of Miss North Carolina USA and after being crowned Miss USA 2019, she took a retreat from work. In 2020, her firm prearranged her its first miscellany advisor.
Also in 2019, Kryst began working as a New York correspondent for Extra. “Our hearts are wrecked,” producers for the show said in a speech posted by its website.
“Cheslie Kryst was not just a dynamic part of our show, she was a cherished part of our Extra family and impressed the entire staff. Our sincere condolences to all her family and friends,” the creators added at the time.