The Miss USA beauty pageant was recently held and we have a new Miss USA. What is surprising is that for the first time in about 68 years, a 28-year-old woman was crowned the winner. With the new winner, a new record has been set, we now have the oldest woman to be crowned Miss USA.
This year’s winner is Cheslie Kryst, she isn’t just a beauty queen, she is also an accomplished intellectual too. Out of the other 50 contestants, she came out tops, more than that, she is a seasoned lawyer with two degrees. Cheslie also runs a fashion blog.
The pageant was held in Reno, Nevada on May 2 and had 51 participants. The winner of the pageant said she was glad that it held in Nevada because it was the US State with the highest number of women in government (State Assembly and the Senate).
Prior to her win, Kryst used to handle pro bono cases for unjustly sentenced inmates. She got her degrees from Wake Forest University and the University of South Carolina. She intends to pause on her career now that she is Miss USA so she can focus well on the responsibility before her.
The new queen is not new to the world of pageantry and wearing the crown. In High School, she won the title Miss Freshman and twice while she was in law school competed for Miss North Carolina. She won that pageant last year which led her to be part of the contestants for the Miss USA pageant this year. This win qualifies her to contest for Miss Universe 2019 where she has a chance of becoming the first American to win the title since 2012.