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Cheslie Kryst's Text:
'I Wish I Could Stay
With You But I Cannot'
May 4, 2022 4:05 PM CDT
Cheslie Kryst's Text: 'I Wish I Could Stay With You But I Cannot'
Mom April Simpkins appeared on Red Table Talk
- The mother of former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst was on plane rushing to be with her daughter when police confirmed the 30-year-old had died by suicide . April Simpkins spoke of her daughter's death and that January day on Wednesday on Red Table Talk , the Facebook Watch show helmed by...
Cheslie Kryst Kept
Feb 2, 2022 7:15 PM CST
Cheslie Kryst Kept Depression Hidden
Mother says no one knew until just before the former Miss USA died
- Cheslie Kryst, the former Miss USA and TV correspondent who died last weekend, had been struggling with depression, her mother said Wednesday. Kryst's death was a suicide, April Simpkins said. "In her private life, she was dealing with high-functioning depression which she hid from everyone—including me, her...
Former Miss USA
Found Dead in NYC
Jan 31, 2022 4:07 AM CST
Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst Found Dead in NYC
Police say the 30-year-old lawyer died in an apparent suicide
- Cheslie Kryst, winner of the Miss USA title in 2019 , has died in an apparent suicide. NBC News reports New York City police say the body of the 30-year-old lawyer was found on West 42nd Street around 7am Sunday. Police say she apparently jumped from a terrace on the 29th...
Meet the First
Jun 30, 2021 1:00 PM CDT
Meet the First Transgender Miss USA Contestant
Kataluna Enriquez was just crowned Miss Nevada in another first
- For the first time in the history of the Miss Nevada pageant, an openly transgender woman has nabbed the crown. Kataluna Enriquez bested 21 other women to become the first openly transgender Miss Nevada at a ceremony at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, per
A Big First in the
Beauty Pageant Arena
Dec 16, 2019 1:33 AM CST
A Big First in the Beauty Pageant Arena
After Miss Jamaica wins Miss World, black women now hold titles in all 5 major beauty pageants
- This year was "historic" in the beauty pageant world, per the
, capped off by a win by Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh in the Miss World contest Saturday. What Singh's victory means beyond her own event is that, for the first time ever, the titles of all...
3 Top Pageant
May 4, 2019 2:40 PM CDT
3 Top Pageant Winners Have Something in Common
Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America are all black
- When Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA crown , it marked more than a personal triumph: It meant that for the first time, three black women are the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America, the AP reports. The North Carolina lawyer completed the historic triple Thursday with pageant...
She's a Lawyer Who Represents
Inmates. And Now, Miss USA
May 3, 2019 5:56 AM CDT
She's a Lawyer Who Represents Inmates. And Now, Miss USA
Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina wins 2019 crown
- A 27-year-old lawyer from North Carolina who represents prison inmates for free won the Miss USA title Thursday night. Asked in the final round to use one word to summarize her generation, Cheslie Kryst of Charlotte said "innovative," reports the AP . "I'm standing here in Nevada,...
Miss USA Takes Heat for
Comments About Contestants
Dec 14, 2018 2:37 AM CST
Miss USA Takes Heat for Comments About Contestants
She mocked Miss Vietnam's lack of English
- Miss USA has apologized for insensitivity after traveling to Thailand for the Miss Universe pageant and expressing amusement at the fact that other contestants didn't speak English perfectly. The Diet Prada Instagram account shared a video of Sarah Rose Summers discussing Miss Cambodia with two other contestants, saying: "...
Crowned Miss USA
May 22, 2018 12:50 AM CDT
Miss Nebraska Crowned Miss USA
Commentator likened contest to Sophie's Choice
- Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska has beaten 50 other women to win the crown at this year's Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with two degrees and is working on becoming a certified child life specialist. With Monday evening's victory, she...
Twitter Goes Nuclear Over
Miss USA's Health Care Answer
May 15, 2017 10:37 AM CDT
Twitter Goes Nuclear Over Miss USA's Health Care Answer
Newly crowned Kara McCullough said during Q&A health care is 'privilege,' not a right
- Miss DC Kara McCullough ascended to the Miss USA throne Sunday, proclaiming, "I love science" after her win, a shoutout to both her own job as a nuclear scientist for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and as encouragement to kids considering similar careers. One thing she apparently doesn't...
Crowned Miss USA
May 15, 2017 4:05 AM CDT
Nuclear Scientist Crowned Miss USA
'I love science,' says Miss DC Kara McCullough
- Kara McCullough, a scientist working for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has been crowned Miss USA. McCullough, who represented the District of Columbia in the decades-old pageant, was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Va. She says she wants to inspire children to pursue careers in the...
Miss Florida Lost
Her Crown, Now
She Wants $15M
Aug 2, 2016 1:33 PM CDT
Miss Florida Lost Her Crown, Now She Wants $15M
Pageant claims Genesis Davila used unsanctioned hair and makeup artists
- A beauty queen who had her sash and crown stripped from her last month is seeking $15 million in damages,
reports. Genesis Davila was named Miss Florida USA 2017 on July 16. Her reign lasted all of six days. Pageant executive director Grant Gravitt tells the
Miss North Dakota 2003
Found Dead in Minneapolis
Jun 16, 2016 6:03 AM CDT
Miss North Dakota 2003 Found Dead in Minneapolis
Police report on Samantha Edwards' death cited no signs of trauma
- Police responding to a call early Tuesday found 2003's Miss North Dakota USA dead in a Minneapolis home. Samantha "Sami" Edwards' cause of death has not been revealed, but KARE11 reports a police report did not cite any visible signs of trauma. A friend reportedly found Edwards, 37,...
New Miss USA
Is Army Officer
Jun 6, 2016 12:23 AM CDT
New Miss USA Is Army Officer
DC's Deshauna Barber will take a break from the Reserve
- The newly crowned Miss USA is a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia who gave perhaps the strongest answer of the night when asked about women in combat. "As a woman in the United States Army, I think ... we are just as tough as men. As a...
Trump a No-Show
as Miss Oklahoma
Wins Miss USA
Jul 13, 2015 3:28 AM CDT
Trump a No-Show as Miss Oklahoma Wins Miss USA
He claimed he had campaign business to attend to
- Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma was crowned Miss USA last night, beating out 50 other contestants and overcoming weeks of controversy generated by pageant co-owner Donald Trump to win the 64th annual pageant. The 26-year-old winner was followed by first runner-up Ylianna Guerra, 22, of Texas, and second runner-up Anea Garcia,...
Trump's Miss USA
Pageant Finds New Home
Jul 2, 2015 8:36 AM CDT
Trump's Miss USA Pageant Finds New Home
It will air July 12 on Reelz channel
- NBC's loss is another channel's gain, apparently: Independent network Reelz has acquired the rights to the Miss USA pageant, which CEO Stan Hubbard hails as "an integral part of American tradition." He made no mention of the anti-Mexico comments that caused NBC, Univision , and a...
Miss USA Over Trump
Jun 25, 2015 1:07 PM CDT
Univision Dumps Miss USA Over Trump
Given 'insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants,' breaking up not hard to do
- Several things stood out when Donald Trump announced his presidential bid — liberal glee, conservative scorn , escalators, paid supporters —but what many in the Latino community heard was his proposal to build a "great, great wall" on the US-Mexico border to block Mexican drugs, crime, and rapists. Outrage...
5 Beauty Pageant Scandals
Jun 21, 2014 7:45 AM CDT
5 Beauty Pageant Scandals
Miss USA Nia Sanchez is the latest to mess up
- Miss USA doesn't know the capital of her own state —and some are claiming that's because Nia Sanchez didn't actually live in Nevada before being crowned Miss Nevada. Fox News rounds up more beauty pageant scandals:
In 2006, Miss USA
was revealed to be
Her State Capital
Jun 19, 2014 10:53 AM CDT
Miss USA Doesn't Know Her State Capital
Last we checked, Nevada's capital was not 'Oh, um, ah, oh my gosh'
- Congratulations, America: You have crowned a Miss USA who doesn't know the capital of her own state. Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada as well as Miss USA, went on
The Todd Show
Monday and, during a quiz on the radio show, was asked to name Nevada's capital. Her response,...
Black Belt Crowned Miss USA
Jun 9, 2014 12:57 AM CDT
Black Belt Crowned Miss USA
Self-defense is important, says Nevada's Nia Sanchez
- Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, was crowned Miss USA 2014 last night. The 24-year-old from Las Vegas beat out 50 other contestants from all the states and the District of Columbia for the title of 63rd Miss USA. First runner-up...
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