CHARLOTTE, N.C. :- A contestant in the Miss USA pageant died in New York City on Sunday morning, according to police.
Cheslie Kryst, 30, was pronounced dead outside a high-rise apartment building on West 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan. Police said she was found unconscious and unresponsive at around 11:30 a.m. and was taken to the hospital, pronounced dead at around 12:15 p.m.
Cheslie Kryst, the Miss USA contestant who died on Sunday in New York City, was a 2009 graduate of the University of South Dakota. Kryst, according to police, jumped from a Manhattan apartment building and was killed on the spot Sunday morning.
Cheslie Kryst, 30, died early Sunday in New York City. She was in the city to compete in the Miss USA pageant. In a statement, her family confirmed her death.
My deepest condolences to Cheslie Kryst’s family. Before she was Miss USA, we had lunch. She was proud to be a working attorney in Charlotte. We also did a number of charity events. She did it with grace and a smile. We are so saddened to lose her.
— Mayor Vi Lyles (@ViLyles) January 30, 2022
We are heartbroken to hear about the passing of Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA 2019. Cheslie was an incredible example and a role model for so many. We send our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and all those who knew her. pic.twitter.com/V7ZbKTCXZx
— The Miss America Org (@MissAmerica) January 30, 2022
A contestant in the Miss USA pageant died in New York City on Sunday morning, according to police. Cheslie Kryst, 30, died at the scene after she was struck by a vehicle in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, police said. According to the New York Daily News, Kryst’s family released a statement confirming her death.
There has been a lot of discussion regarding the Miss USA pageant and its contestant who died on Sunday morning. Cheslie Kryst, 30, is a contestant in the Miss USA pageant who died in New York City on Sunday morning.
The cause of her death is a suicide, according to police. Miss United States pageant is for unmarried women between the ages of 20 and 29 in the United States, with women representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United Islands.
The pageant is owned and operated by the Miss America Organization. The pageant’s winner is not necessarily the Miss America Organization titleholder, as the public selects the winner through an online vote. The pageant has a history of controversy, with many contestants and contestants’ families alleging that the pageant is rigged or that its procedures are unfair.
“People will comment on our social media and be like, ‘Why are we talking about your race? You guys are just four amazing women,'” she said at the time. “And I’m like, ‘Yes, we are four amazing women, but there was a time when we literally could not win!’ “
If you or someone you know considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.