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Cheslie Kryst Honored During the 2022 Miss USA Pageant 8 Months After Her Death
The Miss USA programme is keeping Cheslie Kryst’s memory alive nearly eight months after her untimely death. A new Miss USA was announced on Monday, and the event took a time to honour the 2019 winner’s legacy. According to Insider, FYI correspondent Christian Murphy remarked in a speech regarding Kryst’s impact on the pageant world, “If you’re lucky in life, you get the chance to know someone
who lights up a room, makes every moment seem better, and makes you feel important with a simple gesture or a word.” Cheslie Kryst spoke in that. “I was fortunate enough to work with her, and her list of achievements is infinite. After a rigorous competition, Cheslie was named Miss USA 2019. Her loved ones say she personified compassion and selflessly helped others in all that she did, including as an advocate for social
justice as an attorney, as Miss USA, and as a host on Extra. Foremost as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor, and coworker, “The late Murphy elaborated. To wrap up his remarks, he said, “Tonight, we celebrate Cheslie because we know her legacy will endure. However brief our time together may have been, we count ourselves fortunate to have known her, and eternally grateful that her brilliance continues to shine.”
Kryst, the 2019 Miss USA winner and representative of North Carolina, has used her newfound prominence to advocate for social justice and draw attention to topics close to her heart. The suicide of the 30-year-old television reporter was ruled by the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in January. April Simpkins, Kryst’s mother, expressed her grief at her daughter’s passing publicly not long after it happened, saying, “I’ve never known a heartache as deep as this.”
“What happened to me has altered my life irrevocably. Finally, today, the official cause of death for my lovely baby girl, Cheslie, was determined to be what our family and friends had suspected “In a statement to ET, Simpkins stated. “It’s true, though it can be hard to believe. There was a public and private side to Cheslie’s existence. She was secretly suffering from high-functioning depression.
but she didn’t tell anyone about it (not even me, her closest confidant) until just before she passed away.” “Her time on Earth was cut short, but not before she made countless unforgettable experiences. All of her wonderful qualities—her humour, intelligence, and hugs—are sorely missed. The beauty queen “was a significant part of our family, which makes this loss even more sad,” she said. “We miss all of it – we miss all of her.””
A mother named Simpkins went on Red Table Talk in May to discuss her depressed daughter’s ongoing struggle with the illness. She said that she had suspected her daughter was depressed, but had underestimated the depth of the illness. According to Simpkins, Kryst “began taking all the appropriate steps” to heal after her suicide attempt in her twenties, but she still frequently diverted attention from herself.
The mother of six children revealed that Kryst’s original family, which includes Kryst’s biological father Rodney Kryst, grew closer together as a result of their shared grief and is now working tirelessly to “defend her legacy.” Simpkins hoped that by having the conversation about where she was and how she felt, it would inspire people to be kinder. “Some people with depression don’t always spend their days in bed.
Some people are able to put on a strong front and get through the day because of it. She looked the part; she even smiled the part. Her laughter was contagious. She laughed heartily only when something had her beaming from the inside out. However, it did not cure the underlying sadness.” When asked about her daughter, Simpkins said, “She genuinely was my best friend.”
“Every morning, I would get up and greet her over FaceTime before starting my day with anyone else. I’d be getting ready at my desk as she applied her makeup. Mornings are terrible for me if I don’t have that. While it’s possible that time could help me heal, I’ve come to realise that my sadness will be a constant companion for the rest of my life.”
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The annual pageant paid tribute to the life of the 2019 Miss USA winner, who passed away at age 30 about eight months after she was crowned. In January of 2022, Kryst took his own life. Christian Murphy, a correspondent on the show on October 3, said, “If you’re lucky in life, you get the chance to know someone who lights up a room, makes every moment appear better, and makes you feel significant with a simple gesture or a phrase,” as reported by Insider. Cheslie Kryst spoke in that.
Murphy saw that Kryst’s influence extended far and wide. Now, he said, “I had the honour of working with her, and her achievements were absolutely boundless.” “Cheslie won the title of Miss USA 2019. Her loved ones say she personified compassion and selflessly helped others in all that she did, including as an advocate for social justice as an attorney, as Miss USA, and as a host on Extra. As a daughter, sister, friend, mentor, and coworker, I value these relationships beyond all others.”