HPU Hosts Miss USA Cheslie Kryst

High Point University hosted Miss USA Cheslie Kryst today. Kryst is a North Carolina native and was crowned Miss USA on May 2 in Reno, Nevada.


HIGH POINT, N.C., June 5, 2019 – Recently crowned Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst brought her Homecoming Tour to High Point University today to share stories of her pageant journey and what lies ahead.

City of High Point Mayor Pro Tem Jason Ewing presents Miss USA Cheslie Kryst with a key to the city.

Kryst, a North Carolina native, was crowned Miss USA on May 2 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Her journey to Miss USA began when she was crowned Miss North Carolina USA in High Point in October 2018. HPU President Nido Qubein has previously served as chairman of the Board of Directors for the Miss North Carolina USA and the Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageants.

“I love being at High Point University,” said Kryst. “I’ve visited here several times when I competed at the Miss North Carolina competition, and every time I came to HPU, the students, faculty and staff were overjoyed to see us. This entire university opened its arms to welcome us, so I always feel at home when I’m here, and I’m glad to be back.”

Representatives from the city of High Point presented Kryst with a key to the city, a symbol of welcoming her back to visit at any time.

Kryst will spend the next year working on various projects that include advocating for Dress for Success, a nonprofit 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.

“We’re honored to have Cheslie Kryst with us this morning on High Point University’s campus,” said Barry Kitley, director of community relations for HPU. “She serves as a role model to young people across campus and the city of High Point.”

Kryst is preparing to compete in the Miss Universe pageant that’s expected to take place at the end of the year.

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