Former Miss USA Reportedly Commits Suicide

Former Miss USA Reportedly Commits Suicide

( – Suicide awareness is crucial to saving lives; people die in this preventable manner every day. Another such loss occurred recently, and the victim was a high-profile individual whose light shone brightly and burnt out too fast.

On January 30, police in Manhattan found Cheslie Kryst dead by apparent suicide. Officers say she jumped from the Orion building, where she lived on the ninth floor. Witnesses say they last saw her on the 29th floor.

The 30-year-old was an Extra correspondent and won Miss America in 2019. She placed in the top 10 in the Miss Universe pageant as well. Kryst was a licensed attorney in North and South Carolina and practiced complex civil litigation. She began working with Extra in October 2019 and received two Daytime Emmy nominations for her work on the show.

In an Instagram post, the ExtraTV account expressed heartbreak over the news of Kryst’s death. They called her “a vital part of our show” and offered condolences to her friends and family. Within the same post was a statement from her family. They said she inspired others with “her beauty and strength” and “we know her impact will live on.”

In Kryst’s last post on Instagram, she wrote, “May this day bring you rest and peace.” Reports also say she left behind a note indicating she wanted everything to go to her mother.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline offers free, confidential counseling 24-hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.

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