Police reported that Cheslie Kryst jumped from a Manhattan 60-story apartment building and was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning.
Kryst, who lived on the 9th floor of the building, was alone when she jumped and was last seen on a 29th-floor terrace, according to New York Post.
Her family said, 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.
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.
See Post below:
Our hearts are broken. Cheslie was not just a vital part of our show, she was a beloved part of our “Extra” family and touched the entire staff. Our deepest condolences to all her family and friends. https://t.co/KkkW7POQoU
— ExtraTV (@extratv) January 30, 2022
Kryst was a former Division I athlete and North Carolina attorney, won the Miss USA pageant in May 2019, and competed in the Miss Universe pageant that year.
With pain in our hearth, we say her soul rest in peace.