Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst dies after jumping from a building in Manhattan

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Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst died on Sunday, January 30 in New York, her family announced. She was 30 years old.

Crowned Miss USA in 2019, Cheslie Kryst died on Sunday, January 30, after jumping from a building in Manhattan, according to the New York Police Department. “In devastation and great sadness, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” her family said in a statement.

Before she died, the former Miss USA winner posted a pre-death Instagram photo with the caption, “May this day bring you rest and peace.” Very committed to criminal justice reform, Cheslie Kryst had put her career as a lawyer on hold to run for Miss North Carolina, before being elected Miss USA in 2019, at the age of 28. The young woman represented the United States in the Miss Universe 2019 pageant and finished in the top ten.

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