Cheslie Kryst was an American model, television presenter, and former Miss USA. Kryst jumped from the apartment building in Manhattan and was pronounced dead at the scene on Sunday morning. The death news was confirmed by her family in a statement given to the media.
In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie. Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength.
Who was Cheslie Kryst?
Kryst was the 2019 winner of the Miss USA Pageant. Her age was 30 at the time of death. She falls from her 60 story high-rise apartment building in Midtown Manhattan. As per the sources, she left a suicide note for her mother. She was alone when she jumped and was last seen on the 29th-floor terrace. Just before heart death, she posted the message on Instagram, saying “May this day bring you rest and peace”. According to law enforcement, her body was found at approximately 7:00 a.m Sunday in front of the Orion building.
Kryst was among a group of Black women who made history in 2019 when they were crowned Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America simultaneously for the first time.
Condolence for Miss USA
We are devastated to learn about the loss of Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst. She was one of the brightest, warmest, and most kind people we have ever had the privilege of knowing. Our entire community mourns her loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with her family right now. pic.twitter.com/fuJHXeMnHa
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) January 31, 2022
La depresión también luce así 😪 Cheslie Kryst, quien fue Miss USA 2019 y comentarista en el pasado miss universo 2021, se suicidó hoy saltando de un edificio en Nueva York.
Por favor siempre busquen ayuda cuando sientan que no pueden más 😔 pic.twitter.com/z1pZ12YGDv
— litos (@777sdf_) January 30, 2022
It was such a beautiful year when Cheslie Kryst was Miss USA. We had 3 black queens. May she rest in peace 💔❤️
We must never stop having the conversation on mental health. pic.twitter.com/PYfYicfhSZ
— MaraEspri (@MaraEspri) January 30, 2022
Such incredibly sad news about #CheslieKryst
Depression creates deep despair & an overwhelming illusion that there’s no way forward in life
Remember: looking good & doing good things doesn’t = feeling/thinking “good”
Check on YOU, too
National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255 pic.twitter.com/913b4ZVAnY
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) January 31, 2022
My heart goes out to the loved ones of Cheslie Kryst. May she rest in peace 🙏🏾
Please if you are ever feeling suicidal thoughts or in emotional distress, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255. It is available 24/7 and it is totally free and confidential. pic.twitter.com/jTd8S7VJEQ
— Reecie @BlackWomenViews (@ReecieColbert) January 31, 2022