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Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst, dead, jumped from a 60-story building


  • Former Miss USA winner and Extra correspondent Cheslie Kryst, 30, died in a suspected suicide in Manhattan on Sunday morning around 7:15am
  • Kryst jumped from the 60-story Orion building, where she had an apartment on the ninth floor
  • She had last been seen on a terrace on the building’s 29th floor
  • Kryst won the Miss USA pageant in 2019 representing North Carolina
  • She was a former complex civil litigation attorney and licensed to practice law in North and South Carolina
  • She had been working as a correspondent for the entertainment show Extra and had received two Daytime Emmy nominations for her work

NEW YORK – Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 Miss USA pageant winner and a correspondent for the entertainment news show “Extra,” died at the age of 30.

Kryst leaped from a Manhattan apartment building, according to police, and was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning. In a statement, her relatives confirmed her death.

“In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” the statement said.

“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.”

Kryst, a North Carolina attorney, won the Miss USA pageant in May 2019 and went on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant the following year.

“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 nationally syndicated program “Extra” referred to her in a statement issued on Sunday.

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