Days of our Lives Scores Miss USA, Crystle Stewart

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Stewart guest stars on June 20


Crystle Stewart (Miss USA)Read with Caution. Contains Scoopage!

Crystle Stewart, MISS USA, will guest-star on NBC’s acclaimed daytime drama “Days of our Lives” on Friday, June 20, as an Alpha Chi Theta adviser to Chelsea Brady (2008 Daytime Emmy-award nominee Rachel Melvin) and Morgan Hollingsworth (Kristen Renton).

In the episode, Chelsea and Morgan are working out at the Salem Health Club when they notice Crystle Stewart, MISS USA, across the room.  Morgan quickly points out to Chelsea that Crystle is one of their Alpha Chi Theta national chapter advisers and organized last year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walkathon at Salem University.  Stewart, Chelsea and Morgan then enjoy a quick conversation about this year’s upcoming walkathon, and Chelsea and Morgan tell Crystle they’ll be rooting for her at the MISS UNIVERSE pageant on July 13 (on NBC).

Twenty-six-year-old Stewart of Texas, a University of Houston alumnus and fourth-generation educator and teacher, hit the jackpot on April 11 in Las Vegas when she won the title of MISS USA®2008.  Hailing from Missouri City, the Texan’s win was not merely a stroke of luck, but a testimony to dedication and years of hard work since she took home the elusive Miss Texas USA title -- on her fifth attempt.  Ever dynamic, she has addressed crowds of over 1,000 people with her inspirational speech, “Waiting to Win,” where she chronicled her personal achievements.

In addition to being Miss USA and a teacher, Stewart is also an entrepreneur with her own company, Inside/Out, which she uses as a platform for public-speaking appearances, character development lessons and event planning.  She also serves as a board member on the Trey Rice Education Fund and Houston Community College’s VAST program, which assists individuals who have learning disabilities with educational opportunities.

Throughout her reign, Stewart will be a spokesperson for the official causes of MISS USA®, which include breast and ovarian cancer education, research and legislation, a platform that is close to her heart.  Stewart herself found a lump on her breast, which was eventually diagnosed as benign.  Her experience is a testament to the importance of early prevention and looks forward to traveling nationwide as an advocate for organizations such as the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Gilda’s Club, among others.