|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Candice Dontrelle Stewart
Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.
|Residence||Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Xavier University of Louisiana|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Title(s)||Miss Teen Louisiana American Coed (2000), Miss American Teen (2000), Miss Louisiana Teen USA (2002), Miss Louisiana USA (2005)|
|Miss Teen USA 2002
Miss USA 2005
Stewart competed in her first Miss Louisiana Teen USA pageant in 1999, placing first runner up to Nina Moach. She returned two years later and captured the Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2002 crown in the state pageant held in Lafayette in late 2001. Stewart then represented Louisiana at the Miss Teen USA 2002 pageant held at South Padre Island, Texas in August 2002. The pageant was won by Vanessa Semrow of Wisconsin.
In 2003, just a year after passing on her Teen crown, Stewart returned to the Louisiana pageant stage, placing first runner-up to Melissa McConnell in the Miss Louisiana USA 2004 pageant. She won the pageant the following year, on her second attempt, and was the first African American woman to win this title. In April 2005, Stewart competed in the Miss USA 2005 pageant televised live from Baltimore, Maryland. The pageant was won by another former teen, Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina, who had been Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2000. Stewart is a speech pathology major at Xavier University and was once a dancer for the New Orleans Saints. She was due to give up her crown in November 2005, but the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on her state meant the pageant was postponed until January 2006. Her successor was Christina Cuenca of Arabi, who had placed in both years Stewart had competed.
Post Pageant 
In 2006, Stewart earned a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology & audiology from Xavier University of Louisiana. In 2007 Candice became an NFL cheerleader for the Houston Texans. She owns a small pageant coaching and image consulting business in the Houston area. Previously she was a cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints.
- Xavierite wins Miss Louisiana USA, Xavier Herald Online, 11 November 2004 (accessed 8 May 2006)
- Xavier senior wins 'Miss Louisiana' U.S.A. title, Louisiana Weekly, 3 January 2005 (accessed 8 May 2006)
|Awards and achievements|
|Miss Louisiana USA