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Cheslie Kryst, Former Miss USA, Dies at 30
Cheslie Kryst

Cheslie Kryst was an Extra correspondent and former Miss USA died at the age of 30.

According to NPR, Cheslie Kryst was pronounced dead at the scene of the jump on Sunday.

Her family confirmed her death in a statement made available to the public.

“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.

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.

But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor and colleague – we know her impact will live on,” her family said.

The family of Cheslie did not give reason (s) for her death, but the New York Police Department said that she committed suicide.

Cheslie’s body was found at 7:05 a.m. Sunday, on the sidewalk outside the Orion Condominium building, where she was a resident, in Manhattan.

In a continuation of the statement released by Cheslie’s family, it read, “Her great light was one that 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.

But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor and colleague – we know her impact will live on.”

The bereaved family asked for privacy at this time as they reflect on their loss.

Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA beauty pageant in 2019 as a participant from North Carolina.

Cheslie Kryst, Former Miss USA, Dies at 30
Moments Cheslie won the 2019 Miss USA

THR obtained a statement issued by EXTRA. it read; “Our hearts are broken. Cheslie was not just a vital part of our show, she was a beloved part of our Extra family and touched the entire staff.

Our deepest condolences to all her family and friends.”

The late Cheslie Kryst had featured on many other TV shows over the last several years.

Among them being featured as a panellist on Black Girl Beauty and as a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show and Live With Kelly and Ryan.

It is also interesting to note that Cheslie appeared as Miss USA in Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick’s Colin in Black and White.

In “Allure” last year, in an essay, Cheslie reflected the importance of asking herself “why” — in her mind, the most critical question — while on the path to winning awards and medals, only to move on to more recognition.

“I was further along in the journey of learning this lesson when I won Miss USA,” wrote Cheslie.

“My term was not an exercise in the expected; instead, it felt filled with purpose.

In fact, from the moment I won, my reign ignited a heightened desire to commit myself to passion, intent and authenticity.”

She went on to write: “Pageant girls are supposed to be model-tall and slender, don bouffant hair, and have a killer walk.

But my five-foot-six frame won with six-pack abs, earned after years of competing in Division I Track and Field, and ahead of natural curls in a time when generations of Black women have been taught that being ‘too Black’ would cost them wins in the boardroom and on pageant stages” she concluded.

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Cheslie Kryst, Former Miss USA, Dies at 30