Cheslie Kryst

Attorney, Emmy-Nominated Correspondent, 2019 Miss USA

Cheslie Kryst is passionate about criminal justice reform, works with Dress for Success and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, while also interviewing the world’s biggest stars.



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Cheslie Kryst is an Emmy Award-nominated correspondent for nationally broadcast entertainment news show, Extra. She regularly interviews the world’s biggest names, from Tom Hanks to Oprah Winfrey. Before beginning her work with Extra, Cheslie was a complex civil litigation attorney licensed to practice law in North and South Carolina. Passionate about criminal justice reform, she has worked pro bono for clients serving excessive time for low-level drug offenses.

Cheslie was crowned Miss USA in May 2019 and represented the United States at the 2019 Miss Universe Competition, placing in the top ten of ninety countries. She currently serves as a Global Impact Ambassador for Dress for Success and is on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. She earned both her law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina, where she was a Division I athlete on the Gamecocks’ track and field team.


  • Fantastic Failures

  • Fashion in Workplace

  • Fashion Blog: White Collar Glam

  • Women Making Change

  • Championship Confidence

  • Becoming a Board Room Queen

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Conflict Management