American beauty queen Crystle Stewart loses her dignity at Miss Universe contest

Miss USA Crystle Stewart was left red-faced after toppling on the stage at the Miss Universe pageant.

It’s the second year running that an American Miss Universe contestant has tripped on her dress during the evening gown event.

Last year’s Miss USA Rachel Smith, 23, became an instant star when she fell over as people scoured the internet for the clip of her tumbling.

After her mishap on Sunday, Crystle, 26, did not even make the top 5.

Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza, 22, was eventually crowned Miss Universe 2008.

Sarah Goodall