Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Krast, 30 leaps to her own death from the 60-story Manhattan hirise. A beauty queen lawyer sent a message via Instagram just hours earlier saying that ‘May this Day bring you peace and tranquility’

  • Cheslie, 30, a former Miss USA winner and Extra journalist, was found dead in Manhattan. It happened around 7.15 o’clock on Sunday.
  • Kryst took a leap from the Orion 60-story tower, where she lived in an apartment on the nineth floor. 
  • Last time she was seen, it had been on the 29th floor terrace.
  • Kryst was North Carolina’s Miss USA winner in 2019.
  • Her experience as a complex civil litigator attorney was prior to her being licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • Her work as an Extra correspondent had earned her two Daytime Emmy nominations.

The former Miss USA Cheslie Krast is the name of the woman who died after jumping from New York City’s skyscraper.

Kryst was 30, a lawyer, and worked as an Extra correspondent. In 2019, she won Miss USA.

Kryst, who had an apartment on the ninth floor of the building,  leaped from the Midtown high-rise around 7:15am and was found dead on the sidewalk beneath the 60-story hi-rise.

Her last sighting was on the terrace of the building, on the 29th floor.   

Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst, 30, was found dead on Sunday morning after jumping from a New York City skyscraper

Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst (aged 30) was found shot to death in New York City after she leapt from a New York City high-rise.

Kryst was a former complex civil litigation attorney and licensed to practice law in North and South Carolina

Kryst, a former civil litigator and lawyer for complex cases, was licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Kryst shared on Instagram that she had just jumped hours earlier, writing, ‘May this Day bring you peace and rest. 

Before she died, the model left behind a note that said everything was to be left to her mother. 

Her actions were unexplainable. 

‘Not only beautiful but she was smart — she was a lawyer,’ a police source told the New York Post. “She lives a life everyone would envy. … It’s so sad.’

Kryst, a former Miss North Carolina winner, won Miss USA 2019 in an eye-catching, sparkly winged costume for the National Costume Competition. This was a reference to Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.”     

Kryst posted her final picture on Instagram on Sunday morning writing: 'May this day bring you rest and peace'

Kryst uploaded her last picture to Instagram Sunday morning, writing “May this day bring peace and rest.”

“Our hearts are broken.” Cheslie was much more than just an important part of our show. “Our deepest sympathies to all of her friends and family.

Kryst’s family released a statement describing Kryst as “one who inspired others around the globe with her beauty, strength.”

“She was a caring, loving, funny, bright, shining person. Cheslie was a model of love and service. She served as Miss USA, an attorney for social justice and as Miss USA. But most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor and colleague – we know her impact will live on. “As we mourn our loss, the family requests privacy,” the statement said. 

Kryst had been working as a correspondent for the entertainment show Extra and had received two Daytime Emmy nominations for her work. She is pictured here interviewing Taylor Swift

Kryst, who was working as an Extra correspondent, had already received two Daytime Emmy nominations. Here she is interviewing Taylor Swift

Kryst jumped from the 60-story Orion building, where she had an apartment on the ninth floor. She had last been seen on a terrace on the building's 29th floor

Kryst leapt from Orion’s 60-story building. She had an apartment at the 9th floor. Kryst was last seen at the 29th floor terrace.

Kryst was open to sharing her thoughts with her Instagram followers. She was aware that the purpose of social media was to show off her emotions.

‘My Instagram is my highlight reel and I want to look my best while I share a look at my life, my fun, and the body I’m proud of. But that’s all it is. This is a very fine-tuned view of one moment in history. Don’t allow what you see on here make you forget that I’m incredibly flawed; I simply chose not to share those flaws in a photo,’ she wrote last June.

‘And definitely don’t compare your own flaws to what you see in this picture or any others on my page. It’s not fair to compare 100% of yourself, your good days, bad days, and everything in between to a highly curated fraction of me on my best days.’