Maxime Roman “Max” Sebrechts Jr. is a Belgian model and actor of Irish and English descent. Born in Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium, he is fluent in English, Italian and Mandarin Chinese and is conversational in German.
Sebrechts is 6’2″ tall. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He went to Vita et Pax-College in Schoten, Antwerp, Belgium where he obtained a classical college education in Greek and Latin. As an Erasmus exchange student, he attended the University of Florence in Florence, Italy.
- He studied business and Mandarin Chinese at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.
- He is a former trade ambassador for the Belgian chocolate industry.
- In 1999, he signed an exclusive contract with IMG Models in New York, United States. He later signed a contract with the Ford Models in Los Angeles, California, USA. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles.
- In 2010, he started dating Miss Texas USA 2008 and Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart, who finished in the Top 10 of Miss Universe 2008. They co-founded MISS Academy, which has locations in Houston, Texas, USA and Los Angeles. He appeared in “Vlaamse Hollywood Vrouwen” Season 1 episode 7 “Aflevering 7”, which aired on November 24, 2010.
- He played Officer Katz in “Hello Herman“, a film starring Norman Reedus and released on June 7, 2013.
- On September 2, 2013, he and Stewart got engaged.
- On August 9, 2014, he married Stewart at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Spring, Texas.
- On September 4, 2016, he and Stewart hosted Miss Texas USA 2017 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel in Houston. He took to Facebook to send a private message to a candidate, then 22, who did not make it to the Top 16. In January 2018, he and the former Miss Texas USA 2017 candidate reconnected and exchanged explicit pictures to one another.
- In 2017, Stewart gave birth to their daughter Anne-Jolie Sebrechts.
- In 2020, Stewart became the national director of Miss USA, which selects the Miss Universe candidate of the U.S. He subsequently became the vice president of the competition. In the same year, she gave birth to their son Maxime Roman Sebrechts Jr.
- He allegedly urged one Miss USA 2021 contestant to come to his presidential suite at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA and when she declined, he went to her room where he hugged her and kissed her on the corner of the mouth. Elle Smith was crowned during the coronation night at the Paradise Cove Theater of the River Spirit Casino Resort on November 29, 2021.
- In January 2022, he quietly left his job as the Miss USA vice president. In June 2022, a whistleblower sent emails to Miss Universe executives, accusing him of sexually harassing Miss USA 2021 candidates.