May 3, 2019
BY Minyetta Nelson
Reno, NV -
Out of 51 competitors, there could only be one! This year’s competition hosted by couple Nick and Vanessa Lachey also included musical performances from Nick Lachey and T-Pain. And last year’s winner, Nebraska native Sarah Rose Summers, was on hand to pass her crown to the new Miss USA, who will go on to represent the United States in the upcoming Miss Universe 2019 pageant. Charlotte corporate attorney Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA pageant Thursday night in Reno, Nev. Kryst, 28, edged out Miss New Mexico and Miss Oklahoma for the honor with Miss New Mexico Alejandra Gonzalez the first runner-up. In addition to being a litigation attorney with Charlotte’s Poyner Spruill law firm, Kryst is also a fashion blogger who aims to give women advice on dressing for the workplace with her blog, White Collar Glam.
It’s official: the Miss USA crown and sash are headed to North Carolina.