Crystle Stewart stars in the new Tyler Perry sitcom For Better Or Worse. She plays Leslie, an independent, charming real estate agent known as the peacemaker amongst her friends. This much anticipated show is based on Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? films.
In 2008, Crystle won the coveted title of Miss Texas USA and later went on to win the prestigious title of Miss USA. A native of Missouri City, Texas, Crystle's win was not merely a stroke of luck, but a testimony to dedication and years of hard work. After placing in runner-up positions several times, Crystle won the title of Miss Texas USA on her fifth attempt. She remembers a line from the Bible her mother would recite, "The race is not given to the swift nor the strong, but to the one who endures to the end." Crystle has shown unwavering persistence in achieving her goals.
As Miss USA, Crystle was a spokesperson for breast and ovarian cancer education, research and legislation. Crystle, herself, found a lump in her breast that was eventually diagnosed as benign but her experience is a testament to the importance of early prevention and she continues as an advocate for several breast cancer organizations. She also donates her time to other organizations that support causes close to her heart.
The University of Houston graduate is a fourth generation educator and teacher. Crystle plans on continuing her work with Autistic children, whom she taught as a Special Education Teacher's Aid at Elkins High School. 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. "With Inside/Out, I teach young women that beauty and intelligence are not mutually exclusive," says Crystle.
Crystle 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.