NEW YORK — Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 winner of the Miss USA pageant and a correspondent for the leisure information program Further, has died at age 30.
Police stated Kryst jumped from a Manhattan residence constructing and was pronounced lifeless on the scene Sunday morning. Her household confirmed her dying in an announcement.
“In devastation and nice sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie. Her nice mild was one which impressed others world wide together with her magnificence and energy,” her household stated.
“Cheslie embodied love and served others, whether or not by way of her work as an lawyer combating for social justice, as Miss USA and as a number on EXTRA. However most significantly, as a daughter, sister, pal, mentor and colleague—we all know her influence will stay on,” her household stated.
Kryst, a former Division I athlete and North Carolina lawyer, gained the Miss USA pageant in Could, 2019, and competed within the Miss Universe pageant that yr.
When Kryst was topped, it marked greater than a private triumph: It meant that for the primary time, three Black girls have been the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America.
In an announcement Sunday, the nationally syndicated program “Further” described Kryst as “not only a important a part of our present, she was a beloved a part of our Further household and touched all the workers. Our deepest condolences to all her household and mates.”
Kryst supplied commentary eventually month’s Miss Universe pageant, which referred to as her “one of many brightest, warmest, and most type individuals we’ve ever had the privilege of figuring out. Our whole group mourns her loss.”
College of South Carolina praised the previous student-athlete, calling her “a girl of many skills.” Kryst additionally held an MBA from Wake Forest College.
In line with police, Kryst’s physique was discovered at roughly 7 a.m. Sunday in entrance of the Orion constructing, a high-rise on West forty second Road in midtown Manhattan.