Cheslie Kryst, the former Miss USA 2019, is accused of jumping from a Manhattan building to her death.
Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst has been identified as the lady who leapt to her death from a New York City high-rise apartment building. On Sunday morning, the 2019 pageant winner, who lived on the ninth level of Manhattan’s 60-story Orion Building, was discovered dead in the street below. The 30-year-old was last seen soon after 7 a.m. on a patio on the building’s 29th story, according to sources.
Who was Cheslie Kryst?
Cheslie Kryst was Miss USA 2019 and was an American television personality, model, and beauty pageant winner. She competed in the Miss Universe 2019 competition for the United States and placed in the top 10.
Kryst was an attorney who fought to better the American legal system. She earned three degrees from two colleges. Kryst received her legal degree and MBA from Wake Forest University, as well as her undergraduate degree and track scholarship from the University of South Carolina.
Kryst, a North Carolina native, worked as a civil litigation attorney at a law firm, where she aided convicts who had been imprisoned unjustly in obtaining free sentencing reductions. Kryst also worked as a journalist for ExtraTV, an entertainment news website.
In addition to working in law, she operated a fashion blog called White Collar Glam. It promotes women’s workwear and volunteered for Dress for Success.
Cheslie Kryst Suicide Note
According to police sources quoted by The New York Post, Kryst left a message for her mother, April Simpkins, who was named Mrs. North Carolina in 2002. The beauty pageant winner once said her mum had inspired her.
She said: “My mom is my role model. I always look up to her and ask her for her advice. “As a state pageant champion, she’s built an incredible role model, I wanted to follow in her footsteps because I held her highly.”
Kryst posted a disturbing photo of herself on Instagram only hours before she died. And it was captioned: “May this day bring you rest and peace.” However, she “wanted to leave everything to her mother,” The New York Post cited many sources in its article.