Miss USA 2019 and Extra host Cheslie Kryst died on Sunday (January 30th) at the age of 30. Authorities claim Kryst jumped from a 60-story building at 350 W. 42nd Street in New York City at approximately 7:15 a.m. local time. She lived on the ninth floor of the building and was last seen on a 29th-floor terrace, according to reports.
Kryst’s family said in a statement, “In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie. 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.”
Kryst was crowned Miss USA as Miss North Carolina in 2019. She was one of four Black women who held the major pageant titles that year.