Lawyer Who Became Miss USA Before Starting TV Career Dies By Suicide

Above The Law Report

We have tragic news to report from New York, where an accomplished young lawyer turned TV correspondent passed away this weekend.

Cheslie Kryst, 30, was a 2017 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law who was crowned as Miss USA in 2019. After working as an attorney at midsized North Carolina firm Poyner Spruill, Kryst went on to become a host on ‘Extra’ and later returned to the firm to become its first diversity advisor. Kryst died by suicide on January 30.