Accolades poured in Monday from everywhere in the world recalling the life of 30-year-old Cheslie Kryst. The previous Miss USA, who was living in Manhattan, passed on by suicide on Sunday. Kryst’s body was found near The Orion, the 60-floor apartment building on West 42nd Street, Manhattan, where she lived in an apartment on the 9th floor.
She was an advocate and TV host who broke such countless hindrances in her small time frame. It was the happiest moment for Kryst, winning the Miss USA Pageant in 2019. The crowning of the North Carolina native marked the first time three Black women were the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America.
Kryst was a previous NCAA Division I athlete, lawyer, and most as of late a journalist at the TV show. She appeared to be open with regard to her life. She expounded on being hospitalized for workaholic behavior herself while procuring her law degree alongside an MBA simultaneously. She was a mental health advocate standing up on World Mental Health Day.
“Hey all, I do a lot to make sure that I maintain my mental health, and the most important thing I did is talk to a counselor,” Kryst said in 2019. In 2020, Cheslie Kryst shared a video to social media dedicated to her dad on Father’s Day. She talked about how he introduced her to athletics and how he told endless stories about his bodybuilding days. She also talked about her stepfather, and how both men in her life were inspirations.