Cheslie Kryst, Former Miss USA Dies At 30, Police Rules Out Suicide
Cheslie Kryst, 30, was remembered in a flood of tributes from around the globe on Monday. The former Miss USA, on Sunday, died. She was residing in Manhattan at the time.
She was an attorney and TV broadcaster who broke several barriers in her brief career. Lisa Rozner of CBS2 has spoken with mental health professionals about how to deal with this kind of loss and how to support those who could be suffering.
Kryst’s victory within the Miss USA Pageant in 2019 was a watershed moment for her.
The native of North Carolina became the first Black woman to be crowned Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss America at about the same time.
Kryst was a previous athlete in NCAA Division I, a former attorney, and an Extra correspondent most recently.
She seems to be honest about her personal life. She wrote regarding being admitted to the hospital for overloading herself whilst pursuing a law degree and an MBA at the very same time. She was a mental well-being campaigner during World Mental Health Day speaking out.
“Hey all, I do a lot to make sure that I maintain my mental health, and the most important thing I did is talk to a counsellor,” Kryst said in 2019.
Gayle King, the host of CBS Mornings on Monday, stated that she has contacted Kryst ever since the interview. On Sunday night, she spoke with Kryst’s mother, who claimed her 5 siblings were all in shock.
People who have mental illness can contact a free hotline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also, it’s there now to help worried family members. 1-800-273-TALK is the phone number.
According to Shye Lewis, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline clinical director, noticing a shift in a person’s behaviour is a warning indicator.
Kryst as Miss USA
When Kryst received the Miss USA title in 2019, she contested as Miss North Carolina USA. She was placed in the top ten in the succeeding Miss Universe competition.
She was an attorney who served for a company in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was famous for her pageant accomplishments.
Kryst revealed the North Carolina Bar Association’s post in 2019 that her mother, April Simpkins, who’d been Mrs North Carolina in the year 2002, motivated her to compete in pageants.