Cheslie Kryst was crowned Miss USA in May 2019 and was the third woman from North Carolina to win the competition. She represented the United States at MISS UNIVERSE 2019, placing in the top ten of ninety countries.


Cheslie is a complex litigation attorney licensed to practice law in two states. Passionate about criminal justice reform, she has worked pro bono with clients serving excessive time for low-level drug offenses. 


In October 2019, Cheslie was named a correspondent for the nationally broadcast entertainment news show Extra, where she regularly interviews the world’s biggest names, from Tom Hanks to Oprah Winfrey. 


Prior to winning Miss USA, Cheslie worked closely with Dress for Success Charlotte, an organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Now a Dress for Success Impact Ambassador, Cheslie supports chapters across the country, travelling to local communities to give back.