Crystle StewartA native from Missouri City, Texas, Crystle Stewart won the title of Miss Texas on her fifth attempt, which led to her being crowned Miss USA. She also excelled in sports and won a silver medal in the 4x400 meter relay during the 1994 Junior Olympics.
The University of Houston graduate is a fourth-generation educator and teacher. She is also the founder of her own company, Inside/Out, which she uses as a platform for public speaking appearances and character development lessons.
As Miss USA, Stewart was a spokesperson for breast and ovarian cancer education, research and legislation, a platform that is close to her heart. Stewart found a lump in her own breast that was eventually diagnosed as benign, but her experience is a testament to the importance of early prevention. She continues as an advocate for several breast cancer organizations. Stewart also donates her time to an organization that assists individuals who have learning disabilities. She plans on continuing her work with autistic children, whom she taught as a special education teacher’s aid at Elkins High School.
Stewart loves retail therapy; especially shopping for make up and she often acts as a “personal make up artist” for her close friends on special occasions and date-nights. She currently makes her home in Los Angeles, California.