Leanza Cornett

American beauty pageant contestant

Eva Leanza Cornett (June 10, 1971 – October 28, 2020) was an American television personality and beauty pageant title holder. She was Miss Florida 1992 and later Miss America 1993. She was also a stage actress.

As Miss America, Cornett was the first beauty queen to adopt AIDS prevention as the theme of her service year. She was earlier National Sweetheart 1991.[1]

Cornett was married to Mark Steines from 1995 to 2013. After 17 years, they got divorced.[2]

Cornett was born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. She was later raised in Jacksonville, Florida.

Cornett died on October 28, 2020 from a subdural hematoma caused by a fall at a Jacksonville hospital, aged 49.[3]

References change

  1. "Leanza Cornett Biography". Married Biography. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  2. "Mark Steines Splits from Wife Leanza Cornett". US Magazine. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  3. Nelson, Ryan. "Miss America 1993 and Jacksonville native, Leanza Cornett, dies after brain injury from fall". WJAX. Retrieved 29 October 2020.