Candice Crawford

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Candice Romo
Beauty pageant titleholder
Candice Crawford parade.jpg
Born Candice Loren Crawford
(1986-12-16) December 16, 1986 (age 29)
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Hair color Blonde
Title(s) Miss Missouri USA 2008
Miss USA 2008 (top 10)
Spouse Tony Romo (2011-present)
Children 2

Candice Loren Romo (née Crawford; born December 16, 1986)[1] is an American former reporter for KDAF, the CW-affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas[2] and a former beauty queen. She won the Miss Missouri USA competition in 2008. She later competed in the Miss USA pageant where she placed in the top ten.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Lubbock, Texas and raised in Dallas, Texas, Candice Crawford is the younger sister of Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford.[3] Crawford graduated from Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas in 2005.[4]

After high school, Crawford enrolled at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where she studied journalism and business. While in Columbia, Missouri, she worked with the local NBC affiliate KOMU-TV as a reporter. During college, she also worked for Dallas, Texas CBS affiliate KTVT, as a reporter covering the Dallas Cowboys on the CBS show The Blitz. She was also an active member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Crawford also served as a volunteer writer for sports blog Midwest Sports Fans.[5]

On March 16, 2007, Crawford was arrested for underage possession of alcohol at the bar Tonic in Columbia, Missouri.[6][7]

She began dating Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in summer 2009.[8][9] On December 16, 2010 the KDAF Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas news station where Crawford worked announced that she had become engaged to Romo while celebrating her 24th birthday with her family at the restaurant Five Sixty.[10] They married on May 28, 2011.[11]

On October 25, 2011, Romo announced that he and Crawford were expecting their first child in 2012,[12] and the couple welcomed son Hawkins Crawford Romo on April 9, 2012.[13]

Their second son, Rivers Romo, was born on March 18, 2014. [14]


She competed in the Miss Texas Teen USA 2003 and 2005 pageants, placing third runner-up in both competitions.

Crawford competed in the Miss Missouri USA 2007 pageant in November 2006 and placed first runner-up to Amber Seyer. She then competed the following year and won the 2008 title and the Special Achievement recognition in the Swimsuit category.[3][4][15] She represented Missouri in the Miss USA 2008 pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2008,[16] where she finished at 6th place, missing the top 5 by only one-third of a point.

Crawford did work for KDAF as the 33TV's reporter covering high school sports, as well as the Up All Night segment about nightlife hot spots in Dallas-Fort Worth, mostly drinking establishments,[17] and co-hosts The RC Project with Roni Proter about the latest trends.[18] Crawford hosted the Dallas Cowboys' weekend sports show, Special Edition.


  1. ^ "Miss USA 2008 - Candice Romo biography". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Candice Romo biography". The 33 News. 
  3. ^ a b Raubolt, Jordan (2007-11-16). "Crowning achievement: MU student sets sights on career". Columbia Daily Tribune. 
  4. ^ a b "Columbia native crowned Miss Missouri USA 2008". Daily Dunklin Democrat. November 13, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Candice Crawford - From the Sideline". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  6. ^ "March 16, 2007: Minor in Possession". Columbia Missourian. March 16, 2007. Archived from the original on January 14, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Chace Crawford's Sister Arrested". Crushable. December 30, 2007. 
  8. ^ Medina, Mark (September 3, 2009). "MORNING BRIEFING; TOTALLY RANDOM; Weis is reminded nothing's permanent". Los Angeles Times. 
  9. ^ "Jessica Simpson devastated ex has a new girlfriend". NZ Herald News. September 11, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Candice Crawford Received a VERY Special Birthday Present Today...". The 33 News. December 16, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Tony Romo, Candice Crawford Wed in Dallas". People magazine. May 29, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  12. ^ "People Magazine". Tony Romo: 'My Wife Is Pregnant. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Tony Romo and Candice Crawford Welcome Son Hawkins". People. April 10, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  14. ^
  15. ^ "MU student wins Miss Missouri tiara". Columbia Daily Tribune. 2007-11-12. 
  16. ^ "Miss USA Marks a Scandal-Light Year". Associated Press. 2008-04-12. 
  17. ^ "Up All Night". The 33 CW. 
  18. ^ "The RC Project". The 33 CW. 

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Preceded by
Amber Seyer
Miss Missouri USA
Succeeded by
Stacey Smith