10 February 2009

Miss USA Crystle Stewart Takes Another Fall

In the picture is Miss USA-Universe 2008 Crystle Stewart. Last year in Vietnam, during the finals of the Miss Universe pageant, she fell onstage while parading in her evening gown.

Now, she's into another fall. But this time, it's a free fall or skydiving with the elite US Army parachuting team, the Golden Knights.

This is the first free fall for this 26 year-old beauty queen. She jumped out of the plane in a tandem skydive from 13,000 feet in Yuma, Arizona, on Monday. She was with instructor Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott and other members - Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Schafer, left of the pictures, Stf. Sgt. Joe Jones and Sgt. 1st Class Dallas Berentis at right.

Stewart just became the seventh Miss USA to jump with the Golden Knights.She says it was the most exciting and terrifying experience she's ever had — and something she will never forget.

Her big leap was part of a two-day tour of the Yuma area and its bases.