Cheslie Kryst’s Death Shocks Fellow Black Beauty Queens She Bonded With in 2019

February 1, 2022

Cheslie Kryst’s suicide at age 30 has left fellow Black beauty queens in a state of shock. In 2019, for the first time, three Black women held the Miss USA, Miss Universe, and Miss Teen USA simultaneously. Kryst formed a bond with Nia Franklin and Kaleigh Garris, and they were deeply shaken by her sudden death. “Our entire community mourns her loss and our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time,” the Miss Universe and Miss USA organizations said in a statement. 

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