Friday, February 04, 2022

Cheslie Kryst Suicide Mystery Deepens


This week the mother of former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst revealed that her daughter had been hiding her "high functioning depression" before she jumped to her death from her apartment building in New York [click here if you missed that]. 

Cheslie's father blames his daughter's misery on 'family disfunction...' 

The father of the young beauty queen who leaped to her death from a Manhattan high-rise Sunday morning said his daughter was “pure,” didn’t use drugs or alcohol and that it was likely some kind of depression that led her to take her own life.
“She was pure as can be, she didn’t take any kind of drugs or prescription medication,” a man who identified himself as Rodney Kryst, 62, told The Post from his home in Charlotte, NC, Tuesday. “She never had any kind of substance abuse problem.”
Said Kryst, who choked up during the call, “I think it had a lot to do with family dysfunction, but it will be awhile before we can talk more. She was sad.”
Rodney Kryst is a Polish American former bodybuilder. He and her mother, April Simpkins, a human resources executive, split up when Cheslie was young and her mother remarried. Rodney and April had four children together.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Duh, depression often stems from dysfunctional family situations and those left behing always delve into the whys...especially parents wondering where they went wrong. The rest and peace Cheslie wanted will forever elude them because they're gonna question this for the rest of their lives.

Anonymous said...

And she looked just like her Dad.

ms mac said...

It's very sad that this young lady thought suicide was the only way out. Depression isn't something people just can will away, meditate or shrug off. Her actions were extreme and demonstrate a level of unbearable pain she probably faced daily. So if she was high functioning as her mother claimed, and had never taken any kind of prescription medication as her father indicates, that means she probably wasn't properly diagnosed or ever went under the care of a medical professional. Poor girl. The family is searching for answers but a media tour won't get them there. Hopefully her soul is at rest and the parents can eventually make peace with their loss.

Anonymous said...

The father's explanation seems more genuine than the mom's. I immediately felt Cheslie was a people pleaser who may have had a very domineering mother who pushed her too hard to be who she never was herself. I saw her moms pics.

For instance, Cheslie was a star athlete in college who was working on 2 advanced degrees at the same time! When I learned of her accomplishments I wondered why on earth she was completing a law degree and another advanced graduate program? Those programs can be very intense and stressful. Then after being the star athlete and the intellectual achiever, she goes on to be the state, and then U.S. beauty queen. It's like she wasn't doing it for herself though. It's like it wasn't what she wanted to do.

I know another Black mom who pushes her mixed daughter just like this snd lives through her! She's forced to live out her mom's dreams. Cheslie seemed so sweet but its like she needed to PLEASE someone other than herself. What a way to go :( I wish I could've spoken to her to say you are fine just the way you are. Instead of focusing on manmade achievements I would've handed her the love of Christ. Please, anyone reading this, the Lord loves you and I do too. To parents reading this, let your kids know they are fine as is. This is the 2nd mixed girl in a short time to die in a horrible way, both overachievers expected to strive.

Gg57 said...

She looks like neither the mom or dad

R in NYC said...

Lots of suicides and murder-suicides going on these days.
Please seek help. There is light at the end of that dark tunnel.

Anonymous said...

She looks like her dad....if mommy dearest pushed baby girl to the edge...Nothing good will come to her..Now I'm questioning the note.."everything left to my mother"
Rest now Chelsie. ..glad a dialogue is starting on mental illness. Maybe these public instances can save someone's life

Anonymous said...

Don't get me wrong, I am not blaming her mom, and if it comes across that way please forgive me. I am sure her mom is suffering unimaginable pain, but sometimes good parents want the best for their kids but they don't see that life is more than just "striving" to achieve worldly things. I noticed a lot of severe mental illness hits or begins around college. Please, hand your kids the Lord so when that spirit of torment shows up they will be spiritually ready. I apologize if I appeared to point fingers but I know someone who died by hanging and Cheslie reminds me of her. The girl I knew, her parents just moved on and even got their hot tub serviced the week of her death. This story kind of triggered me. Sorry guys.Sorry Lord.

Anonymous said...

Gone too soon. Rest in peace with your creator.

Anonymous said...

The ppl on this blog keeps the ID channel in rotation. You have little to know information, yet you can make up sh*t that don't make sense or believe because of a picture with a few statements from the parents. Lawd this is how rumors live on.
Ya'll really need a life.

Anonymous said...

2 1:25 - And you need a better grasp of the English language. It's "You have little to *no* information." Figured since you were chastising the rest of us....

Anonymous said...

@1:25 Yet you have your butt on here, not only reading comments but also commenting. Where is your life? lol Hypocrite. We have a right to care, question, and wonder why a beautiful girl left here so soon. @ 1:32 , exactly. She's on here reading and commenting but trying to act superior when we know she TYPED in this very specific blog! lol

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you just mad because I made fun of your conspiracy theories. Im laughing at you because a hit Dogg will holla.

Anonymous said...

@2:47, Thought you had a life? Still here reading and commenting on the gossip blog with such a full life? You know how ridiculous you appear saying you are "laughing" at a blog you claim to be above? Keep proving us right.

MIDDAYDIVA said...

THIS IS SO BIZARRE THAT PEOPLE ARE BLAMING HER "BLACK" MOTHER.. OH WOW!! NO WHERE DID THIS MAN SAY ANYTHING OF THE SORT. MOMS SEEM TO GET BLAMED FOR EVERYTHING. I PRAY FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY AND ALL HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!

Anonymous said...

All that's left to comment on RWS is the mulattos, half breeds, biracial folks, and racist white folks. All the real black folks who use to comment have left this place and now I know why. RWS has become gentrified.

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