Cheslie Kryst, a former Miss North Carolina who won top honors at the 2019 Miss USA Pageant, was identified as the woman who jumped from an NYC high-rise. Law-enforcement sources told The Post that Cheslie Kryst leaped to her death from a Midtown high-rise Sunday.
Shortly before she jumped, Kryst posted on her Instagram page, “May this day bring you rest and peace.”
Kryst was the 2019 pageant winner and a 30-year-old lawyer. She jumped from her luxury 60 story Orion building at 350 W. 42nd St. around 7:15 a.m. and was found dead in the street below, sources said.
“In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” her family said in a statement Sunday.
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.”
“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,” her family said.
“But most importantly as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor, and colleague. We know her impact will live on.”
Sources said Kryst left behind a note saying she wanted to leave everything to her mother, a former pageant competitor herself who was crowned Mrs. North Carolina in 2002. The note didn’t include a motive for Kryst’s actions, sources said
Kryst did speak out on Facebook back in October 2019, about Mental Health Day where she gave her tips. “I do a lot to make sure that I maintain my mental health,” she said. “And the most important thing that I did is talk to a counselor. She’s really easy to talk to. She gives me great strategies especially if I’m sad or happy or have a busy month ahead of me.
“When I’m not talking to my counselor, I spend time at the end of every single day to just decompress,” Kryst added. “I unplug, I shut my phone off, I don’t answer messages. I just sit and watch my favorite movies.”
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis, you can call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org