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Leanza Cornett
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Cornett at the 2017 Show Us Your Shoes parade in Atlantic City.
Born
Eva Leanza Cornett

(1971-06-10)June 10, 1971
Died October 28, 2020(2020-10-28) (aged 49)
Nationality American
Citizenship United States
Alma mater Terry Parker High School
Rollins College
Occupation Actress, singer
Title Miss Florida 1992
Miss America 1993
Predecessor Carolyn Sapp
Successor Kimberly Aiken
Spouse(s)
Mark Steines
(m. 1995; div. 2013)
Children 2

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 is 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.

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

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.

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