It pretty sweet that for the second year in a row, a beautiful, intelligent African-American woman is crowned Miss USA 2008. Crystle Stewart, of Missouri City, Texas took the crown this weekend in Las Vegas. Miss USA 2007, Rachel Smith
, says that she's taking the show to Hollywood as she relinquishes her crown.
A 26-year-old entrepreneur, Crystle runs a party-planning and motivational speaking company, as well as modeling professionally. She completed her degree in Consumer Science and Merchandising at the University of Houston. She founded and runs her business "Inside/Out" which aids young women in building self-esteem and volunteers with many organizations in the community. She won a silver medal in the relay at Jr. Olympics and is a fourth generation educator. She says she wants to dedicate her life to international philanthropy.