Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst Jumps To Her Death From 60-Story High Rise

Former Miss USA winner Cheslie Kryst has died after she reportedly jumped to her death from the 29th floor of a 60-story high-rise in midtown Manhattan early Sunday morning. The 30-year-old was found dead on the sidewalk outside of the building, with sources saying she jumped from an area that was open to all residents, the Daily Mail reports.

  1. She left a cryptic message on her Instagram page just before her death. Along with a glamorous profile shot of herself, Kryst wrote: “May this day bring you rest and peace” along with a heart emoji. Only a few hours later, she was found dead.
  2. Police found a note in Kryst’s apartment. While the entire contents of the letter are unknown, police did say that she wrote that she wanted to leave everything to her mother, another former beauty pageant winner. Authorities also say that she did not share her reason for ending her life.
  3. She had so much going for her. As a police source told the New York Post: “Not only beautiful but she was smart — she was a lawyer. She has a life that anyone would be jealous of. … It’s so sad.” She had a law degree from Wake Forest University and since winning the Miss USA pageant, she even began picking up hosting work on Extra.
  4. Kryst’s family released a statement in the wake of her passing. “In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” the statement 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. As we reflect on our loss, the family asks for privacy at this time.”

This is a tragic circumstance in every way. Hopefully Kryst can now rest in peace.

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