Leanza Cornett

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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]

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  1. "Leanza Cornett Biography". Married Biography. Retrieved August 18, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Mark Steines Splits from Wife Leanza Cornett". US Magazine. Retrieved August 18, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Nelson, Ryan. "Miss America 1993 and Jacksonville native, Leanza Cornett, dies after brain injury from fall". WJAX. Retrieved 29 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)