It’s becoming a trend wherein young and successful people commit suicide for no apparent reason. And the latest on the list is a former Miss USA winner.

Former Miss USA winner and “Extra” correspondent, Cheslie Kryst texted her mother a haunting message jumping to her death from her New York City apartment.

It’s heartbreaking…

As of now, there is no update on the reason why she committed suicide.

Are people becoming even more hopeless and sad when they were locked down and isolated because of COVID? Did they feel like they had nothing left to live for?

The Miss USA 2019 Cheslie, who fell to her death on Sunday, January 30, from the 60-story Orion building, had reportedly left a note stating that she “wanted to leave everything to her mother.” She has a residence on the ninth floor and was found dead in the street below early Sunday morning.

The note, however, did not apparently mention the reason why she took her own life.

Kryst’s mother April Simpkins, who was crowned Mrs. North Carolina in 2002, was reportedly her role model. She had once said:

“My mom is my role model. I always look up to her and ask her for her advice. As a state pageant champion, she’s built an incredible A role model, I wanted to follow in her footsteps because I held her highly.”

Recently, her mother shared the final “goodbye text” that Cheslie wrote to her just before she jumped to her death and It’s heart-wrenching. 

Here’s what Penn Live reported:

Before jumping to her death from her 29th- story Midtown Manhattan high-rise apartment in January, former Miss USA and Extra New York correspondent Cheslie Kryst, who was 30 years old, left a heart-wrenching suicide text to her mother and it isn’t the easiest thing to watch.

The beauty queen’s mother, April Simpkins, was invited as a guest on an episode of the Facebook series “Red Table Talk,” hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter, Willow Smith, and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, where the heart-broken mother revealed the gut-wrenching moment, she read her daughter’s tragic last words through text.

Knowing her mother would be in an exercise class at the time, her daughter sent her the earth-shattering text so she wouldn’t be able to stop her.

“First, I’m sorry, by the time you get this, I won’t be alive anymore. And it makes me even sadder to write this because I know it will hurt you the most,” Kryst wrote to her mother.

Even more tragic was the fact Simpkins caught up to the heart-wrenching text an hour after it was sent and was overcome with grief while reading the entire message, just knowing her daughter had already taken her own life.

“I love you mom, and you are my best friend and the person I’ve lived for years. I wish I could stay with you, but I cannot bear the crushing weight of persistent sadness, hopelessness, and loneliness any longer,” the text continued.

“I’ve never told you these feelings, because I never wanted you to worry, and because I hoped they would eventually change, but I know they never will. They follow me through every accomplishment, success, family gathering, friendly dinner.“

“I cry almost every day now, like I’m in mourning. I wished for death for years. And I know you would want to know and want to help, but I haven’t wanted to share this weight with anyone. Regardless of that, thank you sincerely for being there for me in some of my loneliness moments without me even telling you I needed you. You have kept me alive and ready to face another day, because you answer every phone call, and you are there for me at the drop of a hat. You listen to me and care when I tell you what goes on in my life and you’ve always made me feel like you loved me.”

“I love you more than any person I’ve ever known. You’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve done everything right,” the text read.

I hope that you’re never feeling that lost and lonely, but if you are, please know that there is help. If you can’t talk to family, please call this number and just speak to someone on the other end of the phone. 800-273-8255. 

Sources: Waynedupree, Penn Live, The New York Post

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