Dallas Cowboys quarterback (and Jessica Simpson‘s ex) Tony Romo is getting hitched! He and fiancee Candice Crawford are getting married on May 28 in Texas. But who is the striking blonde, and what do you need to know about her?
1. She has a famous sibling.
Candice’s older brother is Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford. In a weird turn of events, both Chace and Tony used to go out with Carrie Underwood. It seems like there aren’t hard feelings, though, since Chace and Tony are often photographed hanging out together.
2. She was a beauty queen.
Candice was Miss Missouri 2008 and competed in the Miss USA pageant, where she made it to the top 10. Although she’s a native Texan, she went to college in Missouri, which is why she competed in the Missouri pageant. (According to Wikipedia, Candice got “Special Achievement recognition in the Swimsuit category,” which I just find hilarious.)
3. She’s a sports fan.
Candice’s interest in sports goes beyond her interest in Tony. She worked as a sports reporter for networks in Texas and Missouri and used to host Special Edition, a radio show about the Cowboys. I’m guessing she had to quit when it became a conflict of interest?
4. She likes cookie cake and Mariah Carey.
In Candice’s Miss USA official bio, she says that her favorite song is Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” her favorite food is cookie cake, and her favorite movie is either The Sound of Music or Steel Magnolias. She also lists her favorite sport as basketball…. oops.
5. Her website could use a makeover.
Candice’s official website says that she’s a senior at the University of Missouri journalism school, but she graduated in 2009. Maybe it’s time to update that site?