From Charlotte to NYC: Miss USA describes living in epicenter of country’s COVID-19 outbreak

From Charlotte to NYC: Miss USA describes living in the city at the epicenter of the country's COVID-19 outbreak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst, from Charlotte, moved to New York when she won the crown.

On Sunday, she shared what it’s like there now that it’s the country’s epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis.

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She told Channel 9′s Erica Bryant that there is anxiety but also hope as she sees the kindness of people where she lives, which is not too far from Times Square.

“One person in my building just posted a note saying, ‘If there are seniors in the building who are afraid to go out, or if you need groceries, please call me and I will help.’ That warmed my heart,” said Kryst.

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Kryst said streets in New York are nearly deserted, much different from the city’s normal hustle and bustle.

Her roommate is Miss Universe, and they don’t leave the apartment. Kryst said they order food and get everything delivered.

>>> In the video at the top of the page, watch Channel 9′s full interview with Kryst.

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