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Leanza Cornett Biography
Leanza Cornett born Eva Leanza Cornett is an American television personality and actress. She is also a beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Florida in 1992 and Miss America in 1993.
Cornett attended Terry Parker High School where she graduated in 1989. She was then inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2006.
She was previously National Sweetheart 1991. Eva became the first beauty queen to adopt AIDS awareness and prevention as her platform for her year of service as Miss America 1993. She also became one of the first Miss America titleholders to refuse to wear the Miss America crown at public appearances.
Leanza Cornett Age
Leanza was born on June 10, 1971 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, United States. She is 52 years
Leanza Cornett Married | Leanza Cornett Dating
Mark Steines Eva
Cornett was married to broadcast journalist, Mark Steines since July 22, 1995 to 2013. They got divorced after 17 years of marriage.
Weeks after their wedding, Leanza was let go from her Entertainment Tonight position, only to be immediately replaced by her husband. Cornett and Steines have two sons.
Leanza Cornett Divorce
Leanza and her ex-husband Mark Steines confirmed their split in a joint statement. They said that, “After a great deal of thought and consideration, we have decided to dissolve our 17-year marriage.
At this time our concern is for our boys as we help them with this difficult transition. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Leanza Cornett Career
Cornett was the first actress to play a live-action version of Ariel, the title character from The Little Mermaid, at the “Voyage of The Little Mermaid” show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It was at Walt Disney World Resort in 1991.
She was also a member of the contemporary Christian music group Area Code. The group released their single album, One Big World, before Leanza’s big break.
Leanza has also served as a host for several television shows which include Entertainment Tonight from 1994 to 1995, New Attitudes (1998), and Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? in 2000.
She has also made television guest appearances in television series such as Melrose Place, The Tick, and Fear Factor.
She then served as a reporter for Animal Planet’s coverage of the Eukanuba AKC National Dog Show programs. Cornett also hosted the “On The Block” show on DIY Network.
Leanza Cornett Net Worth
The American Actress has an estimated net worth of $20 million.