Cheslie Kryst Net Worth: How Rich Was the Miss USA Model in 2022?

Cheslie Kryst earned her net worth primarily through her work as a model, pageant titleholder, and television presenter. She was one of the finalists for Miss USA 2019 and won the crown that year. Following her victory, she represented the United States at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant, placing among the Top 10 finalists. She also hosted “Ok!TV” for CBS stations from 2019 to 2021, as well as making appearances on Good Morning America and Fox & Friends. Cheslie Kryst Net Worth

Full Name  Cheslie Corrinne Kryst
Birth Date/age April 28, 1991 / Aged 30 Years Old
Birth Place Jackson, Michigan
Source of Wealth Pageantry / Law
Relationship Status Single
Net Worth $2 Million


Early Life

At an early age, Cheslie displayed a natural aptitude for learning and excelled in academics, even being chosen to be part of the prestigious Davidson Academy of Nevada when she was 14. She would eventually graduate from the Academy in 2009.

Kryst then began attending Wake Forest School of Law and is scheduled to graduate with her Juris Doctor in 2020. After completing law school, Kryst plans to combine her knowledge of business and law and work with start-up companies to create unique solutions to problems within the tech industry.

Throughout her career as an accomplished beauty queen, Kryst has participated in many competitions, taking home several titles. At the state-level, she was crowned Miss South Carolina USA 2018, making her the third woman of color to win the title. She later went on to represent the United States at Miss USA 2018 and was crowned the winner of the pageant.

After finishing her education, Kryst received her Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration in 2017 from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Cheslie Kryst Net Worth

On February 28th, 2020, the trifecta of Miss USA, Miss Universe, and Miss Teen USA made a special appearance at BuzzFeed’s AM To DM in New York City. From left to right, they were Cheslie Kryst, Zozibini Tunzi, and Kaliegh Garris, respectively.

Net Worth and Career

As a teenager, Kryst launched her pageantry career by being crowned Miss Freshman at Northwestern High School, then followed by Miss Fort Mill High School after her family moved.

Taking some time off to concentrate on her studies, she tried twice to be the Miss North Carolina, but placed in the top 10 and was a runner-up. At 25, Kryst joined the Miss North Carolina USA 2017, where she ranked fifth.

Despite not winning the year after, she won the crown in 2019 and earned the chance to stand for the state in the 2019 Miss USA competition.

Kryst seized her chance and won the Miss USA title at the age of 28, becoming the oldest female to do so. Moreover, she represented the US at the 2019 Miss Universe contest, ending in the top 10 with South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi as the champion.

Sadly, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Kryst became the record holder of the longest-held Miss USA titleholder, at a total of 557 days.

Despite not making the greatest splash in the world of social media, Kryst managed to acquire 396,000 followers on Instagram, and a bit over 6,000 on Twitter.

Kryst’s hard work and commitment to Extra was recognized when she was nominated for two Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Entertainment News Program.

Law Career

Upon completing her degree from Wake Forest, Kryst went on to practice complex civil litigation at Poyner Spruill LLP, even volunteering her time for pro bono work for individuals convicted of low-level drug offences.

Furthermore, she dedicated herself to the Buried Alive Project, a movement that advocates for the freedom of those incarcerated for life, and created White Collar Glam, a fashion blog with the goal of helping women dress professionally for “white-collar” jobs. To promote this cause, she eventually created her own website.

Cause of Death

On January 30, 2022, the devastating news of Kryst’s passing was announced. Allegedly, the former Miss USA winner leapt to her end from her high-rise apartment situated on the 29th story of The Orion building. She had left behind a suicide letter, with all of her possessions to be passed on to her mother.

Cheslie Kryst Net Worth

Having achieved fame as a high-profile model over the years, Cheslie Kryst earned a net worth of $2 million, along with a steady income as a practicing lawyer. She tragically passed away in January 2022, shortly after making appearances on television that contributed to her considerable fortune.


At the time of her untimely demise, Cheslie Kryst was said to be worth an estimated $5 million. She was a multifaceted American woman who had attained a plethora of successes in life.

She was an attorney, blogger, television presenter and actor, the latter of which won her the Miss USA 2019 crown. Having practiced law for several years, Cheslie eventually decided to resign in order to pursue a career in showbiz.

A talented actor and esteemed presenter, she received the Primetime Emmy Award for being the Best TV Presenter. Tragically, on 30 January 2022, Cheslie committed suicide by leaping off her 60-story Manhattan high-rise and left behind a suicide note bequeathing her wealth to her mother.

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