She represented Texas in the Miss USA 2008 pageant held in April 2008.Crystle Stewart graduated from Elkins High School in Missouri City, and graduated from the University of Houston in 2007.Her first appearance in the state pageant was in 2002, when she made the semi-finals of the Miss Texas USA 2003 pageant competing as Miss Fort Bend County.
Additionally, Stewart graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Houston.
This was Stewart's fifth attempt at the Miss Texas USA title, as she had placed first runner-up in both the 20 events, third runner-up in 2005 and made the semi-finals in 2003.
After that, she encouraged the audience to applaud by clapping her hands. Stewart hosted the Miss Teen USA 2009 competition on July 31, 2009 along with Seth Goldman.
Goldman and Stewart once again hosted the Miss Teen USA pageant on July 24, 2010.
She now stars in the Tyler Perry sitcom fittingly titled “For Better or Worse” on the OWN Network.