Leanza Cornett

Leanza Cornett

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Big Stone Gap, USA
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Big Stone Gap, USA

Leanza Cornett is an American beauty with titleholder of Miss Florida 1992 and Miss America in the year 1993 as well as Miss National Sweetheart in 1991. Besides being a beauty holder Leanza Cornett is an actress, television host, television reporter, and renowned television personality.

Early Life

Leanza Cornett was born on 10 June 1971 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Her real birth name was Eva Leanza Cornett. Besides, she belongs to American Nationality and of Causation Ethnicity. Likewise, her zodiac sign is Gemini and her sexual orientation is straight.

Details about her parents and siblings are unknown but her parents were teachers. She was fond of modeling from her childhood and used to participate in such competitions as well. Having a supportive parent she did not face much difficulty following her career.

Talking about her educational status she was a bright student. Being brought up in a family of teachers she has a strong educational background. As per that she attended Terry Parker High School and graduated in 1989 with remarkable results. Further, she attended Rollins College for her higher education. In addition to it, she has been part of the school’s Hall of Frame in 2006.


She died at the age of 49 on October 28, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida.

Professional career

She is an established Television Personality with many titles of a beauty pageant, actress, singer, and television host, and reporter. Following her dream, she started her career as a model. Besides that, she was one of the models who adopt AIDS Awareness and prevention as the goal of her year. This add her with the title of Miss National Sweetheart in 1991. After her first beauty pageant, she moved forward to achieving more of it.

No sooner she was titled with Miss Florida 1992. Previously she participated in many modeling shows, concerts but this pageant brought her to more success and fame. Following one after another title, she has crowned Miss America in 1993. During her crowning movement, she grabbed the audience by refusing the crown of Miss America. After her huge achievement, she was overwhelmed with her fame.

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Leanza Cornett during her Miss America winning moment (Source: people.com)

After that, she moved her career to act. Moving to act she was the first actress to play the Live-action version of Ariel as the little mermaid. Her role as The Little Mermaid in Voyage of the Little Mermaid in Disney’s Hollywood Studios show was phenomenal. Further, she was featured in many other television series as a guest appearance including Melrose Place, The Tick, CSI, Saved by the bell, Fear Factor, Still waiting in the wings, Weeds, The Lords of Los Angeles, Grown-Ups, Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins and many more. Her other performance onscreen includes Barefoot in the park, Godspell, The Best Little Warehouse in Texas, Bye Bye Birdie, and so on.

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Leanza Cornett during her movie shoot for the role of The Little Mermaid(Source: wdwnt.com)

Further Details

Besides her acting, she has stepped her foot in singing being a member of a Contemporary Christian Music group. Likewise, she has stepped her foot in a television show as a host and reporter. Following the hosting career, she served in shows including Entertainment Tonight(1994-1995), New Attitudes(1998), and Who wants to marry a Multi-Milionaire(2000).

In addition, she has also been a report serving for channel Animal Planet. She served as a reporter for the coverage of Eukanuba AKC National Dog Show Programs. Further, she also hosted on DIY Network in On The Block show. She has also been an Emmy award nominee.

Net worth

The multitalented woman has established herself in the industry. Talking about her net worth status she has an estimated net worth of around $20 Million net worth approx. Her monthly salary and expenses details are under wraps. But her primary source includes her title, her acting, and her fam as a television personality.

Relationship Status

Leanza had a relationship before. She tied the knot with broadcast journalist Mark Steines on July 22, 1995, on the island of Kauai in the state of Hawaii. Steines replaced Cornett from Entertainment Tonight Position after a week of their marriage. Together they have two kids named Kai Harper(born on 19 February 2002) and Avery James(born on November 4, 2003).

The duo got divorced after 17 years of marriage. After that, both lead to normal life. And on 28 October 2020, Cornett had a fall on her home following a head injury and was hospitalized. She died on 28 October 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 49. her death leads everyone into shock and each and every fan mourns her death.

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Leanza Cornett posing with her ex-husband Mark Steines (Source: usdaysnews.com)

Body Measurement and Social Media

The beautiful actress had an outstanding personality and body status. There are not many details about her body measurements but she had a purple and gold crown tattooed on her right ankle. Similarly, she is about 5 feet 3 inches tall. She has dark brown hair color with greenish eyes color as per reports.

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Leanza Cornett posing for a photo after winning Miss America (Source: silive.com)

The actress had not got any kind of involvement in social media at present.

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