According to police, a former Miss USA beauty pageant winner fell to her death from her high-rise apartment building in Midtown on Sunday.
Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 Miss USA and an entertainment correspondent for “Extra,” jumped from the 29th floor of the 60-story building at 350 W. 42nd St. just before 7:15 a.m., according to police sources.
Kryst, who lived on the ninth floor, left a vague note indicating her mother would inherit everything she had, sources said.
When Kryst was crowned, it was more than a personal triumph: it signified that three Black women had reigned as Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America for the first time.
The nationally syndicated programme “Extra” issued a statement on Sunday “
“Not only was she a crucial part of our show, she was a valued member of our Extra family and affected the whole team,” she said of Kryst. We send our heartfelt condolences to her entire family and friends.”
Kryst provided commentary at last month’s Miss Universe pageant, which called her “one of the brightest, warmest, and most kind people we have ever had the privilege of knowing. Our entire community mourns her loss.”