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Cheslie Kryst


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On May 2, 2019 in Reno Tahoe, Kryst won the title of Miss USA 2019 and the opportunity to represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2019 competition.

In 2014, she competed at the Miss North Carolina 2014 pageant.

In 2015, Kryst was representing Miss Metrolina when she placed 1st Runner-up to Miss North Carolina 2015.

In late 2018 Cheslie Kryst was crowned Miss North Carolina USA 2019, she represented North Carolina at the Miss USA 2019 pageant. This was not Charlie's first time on the state USA stage. In 2017, she placed fourth runner-up for Miss North Carolina USA 2017 and in 2018, she placed in the top 10 for Miss North Carolina USA 2018.

Her onstage question at the Miss North Carolina USA 2018. pageant was, “Once you are crowned Miss North Carolina USA, what is the most important appearance that you would like to schedule and why?”

She said, "I told an audience full of people that the first and most important call I’d make was to Sally Ganz at Dress for Success Charlotte. It’s an organization that, among other things, provides business attire to women who can’t afford it so that they can interview for jobs. True to my word, my first call (...ok, it was an email) after my win was to Sally Ganz at @dfscharlotte so that I could spend my year partnering with an organization that is special to me."

Cheslie is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law and Graduate School of Business she holds both a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Business Administration degree and works as an attorney specializing in complex civil litigation. On the side, she also is a blogger and the creator of White Collar Glam, which provides workwear fashion inspiration and resources for woman all over the world.

Before graduating from Wake Forest University School of Law and Graduate School of Business Cheslie graduated from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina receiving her undergraduate degree. At Honors College, she was a Division I athlete competing in track and field. During this time, she earned her name in the top 10 record books in South Carolina for the triple jump.

Cheslie is a long time volunteer for Dress for Success foundation and plans to work with the charity during her reign!

On May 7, 2019, Kryst appeared on CBS with Miss Teen USA 2019 Kaliegh Garris and Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin to talk about the first time the titles of Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America were held by African American women.

She also competed at Miss Universe 2019 for the opportunity to represent the Miss Universe organization. During the Miss Universe 2019, she placed in the Top 10.

Check out Pageant Planet's exclusive interview with Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst:

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    April 28, 1991

  • North Carolina, United States

Pageant Planet Awards

  • Top 10 Miss Fitness of 2019
  • #1 Best Miss Pageant Hairstyles of 2019

Pageant Platform

Dress for Success

What is the Occupation of Cheslie Kryst

Attorney specializing in Complex Civil Litigation

Which School Did Cheslie Kryst Attend?

Wake Forest University School of Law and Graduate School of Business

FUN FACTS about Cheslie Kryst

She used her thesis research and a $1,500 grant from the Honors College to design and construct a line of evening gowns for women with varying body types. In 2016, Cheslie won the “Rock the Runway” design competition, a fundraiser sponsored by Goodwill. Cheslie's law firm hosted a Miss USA watch party for her when she won Miss USA 2019! She has 5 siblings.

In the Media

Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst Is Crowned Miss USA 2019

3 May 2019 https://people.com/tv/miss-usa-2019-winner-miss-north-carolina-cheslie-kryst/

Cheslie Kryst: 5 Things About Miss USA 2019 Winner From North Carolina

3 May 2019 https://hollywoodlife.com/feature/who-is-cheslie-kryst-miss-usa-2019/

Here’s how Miss NC USA Cheslie Kryst is using her crown for good in Charlotte

3 May 2019 https://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/fashion/article228731679.html