Leanza Cornett Dead at 49, Who was crowned as Miss America in 1993

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Leanza Cornett who was popularized all over the United States for her infectious smile. A happy going cheerful lady who was crowned as Miss America in 1993, finally meets her end. Yes! You heard it right. Former Miss America Leanza Cornett died due to a severe brain injury. She was barely 49. Let’s have a look more at the sad news.

Leanza Cornett

Leanza Rest In Peace

The death of former Miss America was confirmed by the Miss America organization. On Wednesday the news was shared by the organizers of the pageant on Instagram. The news was also confirmed by a family spokesperson, The real reason for her sudden death is still unknown but it is speculated that she lost her life after suffering a fall that damaged her brain.

Leanza will be remebered forever

Cornett was crowned in September 1992 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. She was the first Miss Florida to win the national title and the first AIDS activist. She was born Eva Leanza Cornett, who was a native of Virginia, She grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. She was famous for being the first Miss America to work on AIDS awareness support. In doing so, during public appearances, she apparently decided not to wear her crown. This step of hers popularized her to large masses and she was loved by the people for being one of the most humble and kind people who loved her fans and followers and vice versa.

Cornett excelled in everything she did

The different areas of works that Cornett did took her life and popularity to the top. She was the first actor to play Ariel in Walt Disney World’s live-action “Voyage of the Little Mermaid” show before she won the pageant crown Cornett also worked as a TV host for” Entertainment Tonight “on CBS and appeared on other shows including Fox’s” Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?, “the National Animal Planet Championship of the American Kennel Club and the DIY Network’s” On The Block.

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As of recently, she facilitated “The Chat” on Jacksonville’s First Coast News, she married “Diversion Tonight” host Mark Steines. Not long after they married in 1995, she was released from the show and replaced by her other significant. The couple got separated in 2013 following 17 years of marriage. She recently facilitated “The Chat” on the First Coast News of Jacksonville, and was once married to Mark Steines, host of “Diversion Tonight.”Not long after they married in 1995, she was decided to be dropped from the show and was overtaken by her significant other. Following 17 years of marriage, the pair separated in 2013.

Cornett is survived by her two sons, Kai, 18, and Avery,16, along with her mother, Patti, and her father, Richard. In honor of Cornett, many former Miss America along with Miss America 2020 Camile Schirmer has decided not to wear their crowns in some of those upcoming public events.



News writer, Content writer and a person who can express well by writing.:) Shivani is a New York-based science blogger and columnist, working in the Science Journalism industry for the last five and half years.

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