Miss USA Crystle Stewart is talking about her little tumble at the Miss Universe pageant in Vietnam — the second time in a row the contestant from the USA has fallen at the event.
“I think I’m going to have to take some walking classes,” she says. “My dress has beautiful beads on the bottom of it, and I stepped on my gown and they made me slip. It was like I was on Rollerblades. There was no conspiracy or anything. Nobody left marbles on the floor. It was just me … I know I’ll get through it and that there are bigger and better things to come.”
Hopefully no one will try to send her to walking rehab!
Congrats to Crystle Stewart, the 26-year-old entrepreneur who was crowned Miss USA on Friday night.
I watched about the first eight minutes of the pageant. After that, I decided to sit on my bed and stare at the wall, because it was more interesting. And the Osmonds weren’t on my wall.
Anyway, in the eight minutes that I watched, they introduced all the contestants. They were all, like, 20 years old. It made me feel sad and old. And then there were a handful of, like, 26-year-olds, and I was like, “Oh, token old people,” but then one of them actually won! I guess, after the Tara Conner mess, officials over there are trying to find beauty queens with a little more maturity. And I guess they figure that if you haven’t developed a cocaine problem by 26, you’re in the clear.
I have to admit I have a soft spot in my heart for Tara Conner, though. She weathered all that insanity with a lot of grace, and, when push came to shove, was willing to tackle her drug and alcohol problem head-on. I give her a lot of credit for that; I think, in a strange way, it actually makes her a really good role model.
But from the little that I’ve read, this Crystle girl seems smart, confident and together. Maybe she won’t have to go to rehab to be a strong, positive female role model. Crystle mentioned that she’s one of a handful of black women to be crowned Miss USA. That’s awesome, but I think it’s also worth noting that her eyes are freakishly far apart. Seriously it’s like one of her eyes is at the pageant in Las Vegas and the other is chillin’ in Reno. I don’t think Miss USA has ever crowned a winner with eyes that far apart. So she’s really also making great strides for women everywhere with freakishly far-apart eyes. Beyond that, though, she’s really pretty.