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Cheslie Kryst’s mom shares heartbreaking tribute at Miss Universe 2023 after Miss USA 2019 took her own life age 30 #Cheslie #Krysts #mom #shares #heartbreaking #tribute #Universe #USA #life #age #englishheadline


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CHESLIE Kryst’s mother shared a heartbreaking tribute at the Miss Universe 2023 competition nearly a year after her daughter took her own life.

Cheslie, a former Miss USA titleholder, fell to her death from her high-rise apartment in New York City at age 30.

Cheslie Kryst was remembered at the Miss Universe competition a year after her tragic passing

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Cheslie Kryst was remembered at the Miss Universe competition a year after her tragic passingCredit: The Mega Agency
Her mother, April,  shared a heartbreaking message during the broadcast

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Her mother, April, shared a heartbreaking message during the broadcastCredit: Roku
April described Cheslie as having 'high-functioning depression'

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April described Cheslie as having ‘high-functioning depression’Credit: Getty

“As many of you know, Cheslie dealt with high-functioning depression, said Cheslie’s mother, April.

“The Cheslie you saw didn’t always match the way she felt inside. Just because someone tells you they’re fine, doesn’t mean they are.

“We all need to listen when we check in on our strong friends. Create a safe space so they have room to share if they are challenged.”

April urged people to really listen and support people, who may be struggling with mental health.

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“I’m encouraged to announce a partnership with Nami – the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which has established the Cheslie C Kryst Memorial Fund for Mental Health.”

According to April, the fund will focus on mental health challenges, including high-functioning depression.

“I’m honored to be here tonight to share Cheslie’s story and I ask that you share it. Share it with others in hopes that together we can break the stigma and talk more about mental health.

“Be well.”

BEAUTY QUEEN TRAGEDY

The beauty, who lived on the ninth floor of the building, plunged from the building’s terrace on the 29th floor.

Chillingly, Kryst shared a photo of herself on Instagram just hours before her death with the caption, “May this day bring you rest and peace.”

“In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie,” read a statement from Kryst’s family at the time.

“Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength.

In the 2019 Miss USA pageant, Kryst took home the crown as Miss North Carolina. She was an attorney and later worked as a correspondent for Extra after winning the title.

“Our hearts are broken. Cheslie was not just a vital part of our show, she was a beloved part of our Extra family and touched the entire staff. Our deepest condolences to all her family and friends.”

She used her platform as Miss USA to speak about criminal justice reform.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.



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