When the news broke out that Cheslie Kryst, former Miss USA, had committed suicide, it was a rude shock to the entire world. Even worse for Cheslie Kryst parents, who couldn’t believe their ears at the sudden demise of their lovely daughter on January 30, 2022. Barely hours before the beauty queen took her life, she had posted a picture of herself on Instagram with the caption “May this day bring you rest and peace.” It was cryptic, and many did not understand till her suicide was confirmed. Sadly, the speculations are the former beauty queen suffered from depression. Her father, Rodney Kryst, confirmed that his daughter had never abused drugs before. He also said it possibly couldn’t be because she committed suicide.
Cheslie Kryst jumped from a Manhattan high-rise building and was found at 7:15 am on Sunday. She was confirmed dead by paramedics who arrived too late to save her life. After examination, the Chief Medical Officer of the New York City Office confirmed to People that Cheslie indeed took her life. Sometimes in March 2021, Cheslie wrote an essay where she described how she had been working herself to death and how she still faced being trolled.
Who Are Cheslie Kryst Parents?
Cheslie Kryst’s mother is April Simpkins. She is a professional and HR consultant with over 30 years of experience. She is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer of TotalHR. Simpkins is also the founder of Thrive Recruiting and Development. Simpkins has received several awards for her excellence; some of them include; Charlotte Business Journal’s 2020 Women In Business Achievement Award, Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women Award in 2016, The York County Regional Chamber’s 2018 Fort Mill/Tega Cay Business Person of the Year Award. Cheslie once said that her mother influenced her decision to do a double major in Marketing and Human Resource Management.
Charlie’s father, on the other hand, is Rodney Kryst. He was a former American Polish bodybuilder. Unfortunately, there is not too much information about him. However, Cheslie said her father introduced her to athletics and was instrumental in her fitness.
Cheslie Parents Supported Her Modelling Career
Cheslie Kryst parents were very supportive of their daughter’s decision to pursue a career in modeling. Also, she was supported when she decided to compete in beauty pageants. Charlie was a lot of things before her death. She was a lawyer, model, TV personality, and correspondent, among many other things. Cheslie Kryst’s mother was devastated at the news of her daughter’s death; she was Mrs. North Carolina’s title in 2002. So, it was a great joy seeing her daughter continuing the legacy of becoming a beauty queen.
Cheslie Kryst Father Broke Down In Tears Describing What He Felt
No parent wants to see their children die before them, more so when the child is only just becoming a global star. So it must have been crushing for Cheslie Kryst parents to have heard and found out that their daughter killed herself. Describing the death of his daughter, Rodney Kryst said, “She was pure as can be; she didn’t take any kind of drugs or prescription medication.” The ex-bodybuilder broke down in tears in an interview, describing how much he will miss his daughter.
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The Kryst family has released a statement after the sudden death of their beloved daughter. “She cares, she loved, she laughed, and she shined. Cheslie embodied love and served others, whether through her work as an attorney or fighting for social justice, as Miss USA and as a host on EXTRA,” the statement said.
We possibly cannot understand the grief Cheslie Kryst’s parents are going through right now, but we hope they find peace. It is a sad incident, and we join the rest of the world to say, may she rest in peace.