World News – United States – Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett dies at 49 from head injury



Cornett attends the 2018 Miss America Red Carpet Competition at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 10, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Leanza Cornett is the former Miss America who died on October 28 from head injuries Cornett, a native of Florida, won Miss America in 1993 Cornett is survived by her two children, Kai Steines, 18, and Avery Steines, 16 Cornett was married to Mark Steines from 1995 to 2013

Cornett’s passing was announced on Leanza Cornett’s Circle of Love Facebook page. The post read: « Dear Disney Family, »
I’m here to let you know that Leanza passed away this afternoon. She was so loved I don’t feel like writing much at the moment; my heart is broken Sue »According to an earlier article on this page, Cornett suffered a head injury on October 12 After receiving his injuries, Cornett suffered emergency circumstances The exact circumstances of Cornett’s injuries were not immediately made public

In addition to her Miss America victory, Cornett was also a reporter on Entertainment Tonight for a period in 1995

Miss America 1993 – Coronation: Leanza Cornett, Miss Florida 1993 Miss America Pageant, September 1992 – Atlantic City, NJ; Sorry for the quality, old Miss America 1993 video: Leanza Cornett, Miss Florida 1st finalist: Catherine Lemkau, Miss Iowa 2nd finalist: Shelli Yoder, Miss Indiana 3rd finalist: Pam McKelvy, Miss Kansas 4th finalist- Up: DuSharme Carter , Miss Oklahoma2014-08-30T16: 41: 17Z

Cornett described herself on her Twitter page as a « mother, daughter, Christian woman, activist, foodie, former Miss America, American patriotic, world traveler, music lover » At the time of her death, Cornett’s Twitter page went private According to Cornett’s LinkedIn page, she was president of Cornett Entertainment Cornett’s IMDb page details that in addition to her stint at Entertainment Tonight, Cornett has made appearances in CSI, Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Weeds

In April 2006, Cornett was named to the Hall of Fame of her alma-mater Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Fla., the Florida Times-Union reported at the time Cornett was from Big Gap, Virginia, but grew up in the Jacksonville area

GettyCornett attends Miss America 2018 – Show Me Your Shoes Parade on September 9, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Paying homage to Cornett on Twitter, the friend of former beauty pageant winner Kate Shindle wrote: “Heartbroken to learn of the loss of @LeanzaCornett A trailblazer, an incredible talent, a human who fought for a better world and took the time to share what she had learned when I too longed to use the title @MissAmerica in the fight against HIV / AIDS #RIP my friend Cornett’s death was reported on the Miss America organization’s Facebook page. The tribute read in part: ‘Leanza had a bright and beautiful mind and her laughter was contagious We know she meant so much, y understood for all of you « 

Prior to her victory at Miss America in 1993, Cornett was named Miss National Sweetheart in 1991 An undated online profile on Cornett says she began participating in beauty pageants in order to win scholarships for university

GettyCornett attends the 2018 Miss America Competition red carpet at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 10, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey (Photo by Donald Kravitz / Getty Images for Dick Clark Productions)

A People magazine article in Cornett from October 2000 reported that Cornett went to work for Entertainment Tonight after her victory at Miss America She was fired from the show in 1995, shortly after her marriage to Mark Steines Steines would replace Cornett on the show

US Weekly reported in January 2013 that Cornett and Steines have gone their separate ways A source close to Steines told the magazine at the time: “Mark tries to keep things as upbeat and positive as possible »

GettyMiss South Carolina Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, (D) is shown on the runway after being crowned Miss America by last year’s Miss America Leanza Cornett on September 18, 1993 in New Jersey

In another report on the couple’s separation, US Weekly reported that Steines and Cornett were married on the Hawaiian island of Kauai Page Six reported that the family’s former home in Ojai, Calif. was put on sale in the summer of 2015

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