In the wake of the death of former Miss USA, friends and coworkers are sad.
In Midtown on Sunday, a former Miss USA jumped to her death from a high-rise apartment building. Her friends and neighbors were sad to see her go.
MaKenzie Divina, a former Miss South Carolina winner who competed against Kryst in the 2019 Miss USA pageant, called her friend a “amazing, powerful woman” in an Instagram post on Sunday afternoon. Kryst was crowned the winner of the pageant, which took place in New York City.
“Cheslie I hope you knew how much you were loved. Her message: “I can’t begin to understand how you were feeling, but what I can rest with is knowing how wonderful you were and how your legacy will live on for ever.”
You made a huge difference in the lives of so many people, including me. Better off than they were before. Without you, the world won’t be the same! I’ll always love you. Until we see each other again, Cheslie, see you soon!
The social media post had a picture of the two women together, wearing their pageant sashes. Kryst represented North Carolina, which is close to her home state.
Kryst, 30, jumped from her 60-story Orion building at 350 W. 42nd St. around 7:15 a.m. Sunday and was found dead in the street below, sources say.
A terrace area on the 29th floor that was open to the whole building was where she fell when she was alone. She lived on the 9th floor. When sources spoke to People, they said she was last seen on the terrace.
A note that Kryst left said that she wanted to leave her mother everything, because she was a beauty pageant competitor herself and won the title of Mrs. North Carolina in 2002. Sources say there was no reason for the note.
When she was a beauty queen, she also became a lawyer, graduating from Wake Forest School of Law in 2017.
Kryst also worked as a reporter and host on the TV show “Extra.”
Billy Bush, the host of “Extra,” took to Instagram on Sunday to send his thoughts and prayers to Kryst’s family. He put up a picture of Kryst at a red carpet event with a huge smile on her face. She was holding a microphone to Tom Hanks.
“She was positive, hard-working, fun, and, of course, beautiful,” Bush said in a letter he wrote. “Always dancing between shots.” Everyone is shocked by this. Sadness comes over us because this person had a long way to go.
It was another “Extra” co-worker Renee Bargh who wrote on Instagram that Kryst was “the sweeter, kindest, smartest woman I’ve ever met.” Renee Bargh posted a picture of herself and Kryst posing for a picture. “Shocked and devastated.” Beautiful, bright light was lost.
The former beauty queen’s family said on Sunday that Kryst had died.
People around the world were moved by her beauty and strength. Her great light was one that people around the world looked up to. She cared, loved, laughed, and was happy, her family said.
As a lawyer, Miss USA, and host on EXTRA, her family said, “Cheslie was an example of love and service to everyone she came into contact with.” It’s also important that she will be remembered as a daughter and sister as well as a friend and mentor.
Michael Austin, 58, lives in Hell’s Kitchen. On Sunday afternoon, he went to the Orion building to leave prayer candles. In the last few days, there have been a lot of suicides in the same area. He couldn’t understand why.
“This has happened four times in the last year,” says the teacher. Not normal: Austin told the Post, “This is not normal.” There have been four deaths near Manhattan Plaza in the last block.
Another person living in the building who said his name was Richard also talked about how many people in the area had killed themselves.
People say things like that. It’s bad, he said. I’ve likely seen this one three or four times now.
60-year-old woman jumped to her death with her dog from the roof of a 46-story highrise building on 10th Avenue near 41st Street in July 2021. She left behind a note in which she talked about stress.
When the Hudson Yards Vessel opened two years ago, a 14-year-old boy was killed when he jumped from the structure in front of his family. He was the fourth person to die in two years.
In January 2021, a Brooklyn woman jumped from the roof of a 12-story Hell’s Kitchen building on 53rd Street, while holding her 5-year-old daughter. They both died, and the woman was never found.
There will be a death in Hell’s Kitchen in December 2020. A 39-year-old man will jump to his death from the sixth floor of an apartment building on 52nd Street.