Former 2019 Miss USA and “Extra” correspondent, Cheslie Kryst, has passed away at age 30.
Police report that Kryst jumped from her Manhattan high-rise apartment building and was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning around 7 a.m.
Her family confirmed her passing in a statement which reads, “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.”
Back in 2019, Kryst joined Ebro in the Morning to discuss her determination for criminal justice reform, what she planned to do as Miss USA and more. Watch the full interview below.
Cheslie was loved widely, and will be deeply missed. We send out condolences to her friends, family and loved ones. May she rest peacefully.
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