Personal lifeCandice was born December 16, 1986 in Lubbock, Texas and then raised in Dallas, Texas, Crawford is the younger sister of the actor Chace Crawford, from the television show Gossip Girl. Crawford graduated from Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas in 2005.
After high school, Crawford enrolled at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where she studied journalism and business. While at Columbia, Missouri, Candice worked with the local NBC affiliate KOMU-TV as a reporter. During college, Crawford 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 Fraternity for women. Plus, Crawford served as a volunteer writer for sports blog Midwest Sports Fans.
On March 16, 2007, Crawford was arrested for underaged possession of alcohol at the bar Tonic in Columbia, Missouri.
She dated Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo since summer 2009. On December 16, 2010, the KDAF Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas news station where Crawford works, announced she became engaged to Romo while celebrating her 24th birthday with her family at the restaurant Five Sixty. On May 28, 2011, the couple were married.
CareerShe 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. She represented Missouri in the Miss USA 2008 pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2008.
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, and co-hosts The RC Project with Roni Proter about the latest trends. Crawford hosted the Dallas Cowboys' weekend sports show, Special Edition.