Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst Committed Suicide From Her New York City Condo Building: The Industry Mourns Her Death

Sunday brought sad news, Former Miss USA 2019, Chelsie Kryst was reported dead after she jumped from a high-rise in Manhattan. The New York City Police Department confirmed the news.  

Just before choosing to end her life, Kryst posted a photo on Instagram and captioned it as “May this day bring you rest and peace”. The news brought sadness to the industry as it was quite unexpected.

Being a young and talented individual, Kryst had much more to explore. The Miss Universe as well as the Miss USA organizations were deeply saddened by the news. The Miss Universe team expressed their sadness through their Instagram page. 

She was a pageant winner of 2019 and a 30-year old lawyer who was well established in her life. She owned a luxury apartment in the 60-story Orion building located at 350W 42nd St. However, at around 7.15 a.m., sources claim that she jumped to death in the street below. The police were called at around 7.05 a.m. when people noticed the scene.

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The family is already in deep grief and went on to issue a heartfelt statement, “In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” 

“Her great light inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined.

“Cheslie embodied love and served others, whether through her work as an attorney fighting for social justice, as Miss USA and as a host on EXTRA,” Kryst’s family said. “But most importantly as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor, and colleague — we know her impact will live on.”

How Did the Incident Take Place?

Kryst use to live on the 9th floor of the posh locality. Before taking such a harsh decision, Kryst was spotted on the 29th-floor terrace. She was all by herself and there were no third-party influences as the sources claim. Kryst jumped from such a height.

The former winner also left a note and it stated that she is leaving everything including her properties and money to her mother. Kryst’s mother was also a pageant competitor who even won Mrs. North Carolina in 2002.

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She was very close to her mom and so, she ensured to secure her future before bidding farewell. However, she didn’t mention the motive behind taking such a decision in the note.  

NYPD believes that she committed suicide but the autopsy report has not been published yet. The final reason for the death is going to be known soon as the reports are still pending.

Kryst’s Career

Chelsie’s iconic sparkly winged outfit that represented her national costume has fetched her good marks. She was rewarded with top honors during the Miss USA pageant 2019. She was the former Miss North Carolina as well and her list of success doesn’t end here. 

The pageant winner was well established in her life. She was a successful reporter for ExtraTV. The pageant winner met legends such as Lady Gaga and Rihanna. She had so much potential to shine and it is sad to see such a beautiful soul leaving the world so early. 

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It is speculated that Kryst had mental health issues. In October of 2019, she was vocal about her mental health and shared some tips to deal with unwanted stress. This was done on World Mental Health Day, the perfect day to talk openly about the ongoing struggles.  

Although she had managed to present the best version of herself all this time, she still chose the unthinkable. Unless and until the final reports are out, the world is considering it to be a suicide. 

Suicide is no joke, it is serious. If you are struggling or not in good mental health, seek professional help. Your life is too precious to give up. Let’s pray that Chelsie Kryst Rests in Peace forever.



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