Inspiration, Journeys

Cheslie Kryst: Courtrooms, Ball Gowns, and Killer Curls

Cheslie Kryst grew up watching her mother, April Simpkins, compete in pageants in North Carolina. When Simpkins won Mrs. North Carolina US 2002, 11-year-old Kryst was inspired by her mother’s dedication, as well as the philanthropic opportunities that came with the crown.  “I remember watching her sing the national anthem. I remember her giving public…

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