Miss USA plans walking classes after fall
Miss USA has learned a simple lesson from her humiliating tumble during the Miss Universe pageant — the second year in a row the American contestant has taken a spill.
“I think I'm going to have to take some walking classes,” Crystle Stewart told The Associated Press during a telephone interview on Monday, just hours after her mishap was broadcast live across the globe.
“I would never have thought in a million years that I would fall down at the Miss Universe pageant — right after Miss USA fell last year,” Stewart said. “I always wondered: My God, if that happened to me, what would I do?”
Stewart is taking the episode with equal parts humor and philosophy, determined to move on.
“Things happen,” said Stewart, 26. “I"m perfectly fine. I'm going to move back to New York and get on with my life.” Stewart's fall camUJfs she walked on stage for the evening gown competition.
“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.”
Miss Venezuela, who won the contest, will now become Stewart's roommate in New York, where Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA share an apartment provided by the company that owns all three pageants.
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