%250ATiming is everything, and Crystal Hayslett’s career is proof. She’s been in the entertainment industry for more than 10 years, but it wasn’t until 2019 that she got the chance to truly shine in front of the camera thanks to her role in the Tyler Perry series Sistas. Now, with a significant role under her belt, Crystal’s fan base has grown tremendously and she is likely to see more opportunities opening up for her in the future. At the moment, she doesn’t have any new projects in the works, but in a short period of time Crystal has already demonstrated that she’s here to stay. Keep reading to discover 10 things you didn’t know about Crystal Hayslett.
1. She’s From Tennessee
Unlike many other performers, Crystal wasn’t someone who grew up thinking she would work in the entertainment industry. She was born and raised in Tennessee and initially focused on following a more traditional career path. She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations.
2.She Has A YouTube Channel
These days, creating great online content can help boost a person’s career in the entertainment industry. Crystal has decided to share her talents with the YouTube world. Through her channel, she posts a variety of videos, but most of her content consists of hair and makeup tutorials. Her channel has over 2,800 subscribers, and she’s gotten almost 30,000 views.
3. She Got Her Start Behind The Scenes
Since Sistas is Crystal’s first big role, some people may have gotten the impression that she’s kind of new to the industry. However, that couldn’t be any further from the truth. She has been working as a costume designer/stylist for several years, and that work is actually what opened the door for her to act.
4. She Used To Work On Capitol Hill
Working in the entertainment space is a complete 180 from what Crystal had originally planned. Crystal told Essence, “Right after college, I worked on Capitol Hill for a little while, but it just wasn’t for me. Politics wasn’t my passion, and I’m such a creative, so in 2009 I left DC and moved to Atlanta…”
5. Her Faith Is Important To Her
Crystal has not gone into great detail about her religious beliefs, but it is clear that she is a Christian and her faith in God plays an important part in her life. She gives credit to God for her successes thus far and she is praying for more in the future.
6. She Likes To Travel
Crystal is definitely the kind of person who believes in living life to the fullest. She loves having new experiences and travelling has given her the perfect way to do that. She has had the opportunity to visit lots of beautiful places all over the world, and she plans to add more destinations to the list in the future.
7. She Understands The Importance Of Patience
Crystal’s journey through the entertainment industry has not been easy. After making a big transition from her job in Washington D.C., it took her some time to find her footing. When talking to Essence, she said, “It’s been 10 years since I moved to Atlanta to getting the part on Sistas. But what a lot of people don’t see is all the years of questioning myself, wondering if I should give up on acting and just focus on styling, wondering if I was good enough.”
8. She Likes To Exercise
Staying in good shape is one of the top priorities for Crystal. She loves staying active in a variety of ways, such as hiking and weightlifting. Not only does her regular exercise routine benefit her body, but it’s also great for her mental health.
9. She Likes To Cook
Even though Crystal’s schedule can get pretty hectic, she still finds time to get in the kitchen. Crystal loves cooking and the additional time she spent in the house during the COVID-19 quarantine gave her more opportunity to hone her cooking skills. Every now and then, she’ll even upload a cooking video to her YouTube channel.
10. She’s A Singer
Acting and styling aren’t the only creative pursuits Crystal enjoys. She is also an incredibly talented singer who has released her own music. In 2012, she put out an EP entitled Hello. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any information on whether she has plans to release another project.
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