Crystle Danae Stewart was born on September 20, 1981 in Houston, Texas to Robert and Cynthia Franklin Stewart. She has two siblings Robert and Breana. She graduated from Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas in 2003 and later graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Science and Merchandising in 2007. Additionally, Stewart graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Houston.
After college, Stewart won the Miss Texas USA 2008 title in a state pageant held in Laredo, Texas on July 1, 2007 after competing against 121 other contestants. This was Stewart’s fifth attempt at the Miss Texas USA title. She had placed first runner-up in both the 2006 and 2007 events, third runner-up in 2005 and made the semi-finals in 2003. 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. In 2004, she again competed as Miss Fort Bend County and placed third runner-up to Tyler Willis at Miss Texas USA 2005. The following year she competed in the Miss Houston local pageant and placed first runner-up to Lauren Lanning. She competed at Miss Texas USA 2006 as Miss Harris County and placed first runner-up to Lanning for the second time. In 2006, she placed first runner-up to Miss Houston for a second time and, in a double repetition, placed first runner-up to Miss Houston, Magen Ellis in the 2007 state pageant (competing as Miss Southeast Texas). On April 11, 2008, Stewart represented Texas in the Miss USA 2008 pageant where she became the ninth Texan to win the Miss USA title. Throughout her reign she served for various charities, conducted media interviews and made public appearances.
After her pageantry career she became an actress, host and model. In 2009 and 2010 Stewart hosted, along with Seth Goldman, the Miss Teen USA pageant. In 2011 she was cast as Leslie Morris, who was a real estate agent, on the OWN/TBS comedy-drama television series Tyler Perry’s: For Better or Worse. Stewart’s movie credits consist of Good Deeds (2012) and Acrimony (2018).
Stewart has been married to husband Max Sebrechts since August 9, 2014.