Leanza Cornett Biography – American TV Personality

Published Date   11th Sep. 2018, 15:18 pm  Update Date: October 30th, 2020  05:05 pm
Leanza Cornett Biography – American TV Personality
Quick Info
Birth Name: Eva Leanza Cornett
Birth Place: Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Birth Sign: Gemini
Spouse: Mark Steins (m. 1995- 2013)
Height: 160cm
Weight: 168lbs
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Date of Birth: 10/06/1971
Age: 49 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $15 million
Qualification: Communication Arts
College: Jacksonville University
Children: 2 (Kai Harper, Avery James)




Leanza Cornett was an American television personality known for hosting various TV shows, including Entertainment Tonight. Moreover, Cornett was also a titleholder of Miss Florida in 1992 and Miss America in 1993. The successful career in TV hosting, acting, and modeling has helped amass Leanza Cornett’s Net Worth of $15 million as of 2018.

Born on 10th June 1971 in Big Stone Gap of Virginia, Eva Leanza Cornett was raised by her parents in Jacksonville, Florida. Cornett graduated from the Terry Parker High School in 1989 with good grades. She became the School’s Hall of Fame in 2006.



Leanza Cornett’s Net worth and Earnings

Former National Sweetheart Leanza Cornett amassed a hefty Net Worth of $15 million as of 2018. The credit to her such an impressive net worth goes to her career as a TV host, beauty pageant winner, and an American actress.

Leanza Cornett's net worth as of 2018

Leanza Cornett is living a lavish life with her $15 million Net Worth as of 2018. Image Credit: Facebook/ Leanza Cornett

Although the majestically sparkly crown won by Cornett did not stay with her for long, the grand prize of a $50,000 scholarship opened many doors for her. She served as a host for Entertainment Tonight, New Attitudes, and Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? after winning the title of Miss America. Her TV hosting aided her to add a considerable amount to her net value.

Besides, Cornett performed the role of Ariel in the show “Voyage of The Little Mermaid” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 1991. Cornett received a good salary from her role as an Ariel from the show. Also, Leanza earned whooping money from modeling to add to her growing Net Worth.

Leanza Cornette’s AIDS Prevention Campaign

After being crowned as Miss America in 1993, Leanza Cornette adopted AIDS prevention as the theme of her year of service. Her AIDS campaign made her the first beauty queen to choose such a topic. It helped her to win another title Miss National Sweetheart.

Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett

Leanza Cornett did an AIDS Campaign as the theme of her service.
Photo Source: Facebook/ Leanza Cornett 

During the beauty pageant Miss America, Cornett had competed with Robin Meade, wife of Tim Yeagers. Watch Cornett’s singing talent during the talent show in Miss America contest here.

Leanza Cornett Marriage, Divorce and Dating

The actress of Bye Bye Birdie, Leanza Cornett, tied her knot with Emmy award-winning TV host Mark Steines on 22nd July 1995. Their wedding ceremony took place on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The romantic marital relationship of Cornett with Steines made them parents of two lovely sons, Kai and Avery.

Leanza Cornette ex-husband Mark Steines

Leanza Cornett was married to TV journalist Mark Steines on 22nd July 1995. Image Credit: Read More

Cornett welcomed her first child with Mark Steines, Kai Harper Steines, on 19th February 2002. He weighed 7.3 lbs and was 21cm tall at the time of birth. After a year, Cornett became a second child mother, Avery James Steines, on 4th November 2003.

The happy married life of Cornett and Steines did not last long. With a great deal of thought and consideration, the parents of two decided to split up, citing an irreconcilable difference as the reason for divorce. Cornett, along with her ex-husband Steines pleaded with the media to respect their privacy during their separation.

Leanza Cornett officially divorced her then-husband Mark Steines in January 2013 after 17 years. They made sure that their separation does not affect their young boys during the transition.

Leanza Cornett children with Mark Steines

Leanza Cornett’s sons live with her estranged husband, Mark Steines, after their divorce. Photo Credit: Instagram/ Mark Steines

Beauty queen Leanza Cornett is single as of 2018. She is not in a relationship with anyone after breaking up with former husband, Mark Steines. In 2018, she resided in Jackson Ville, Florida.

Dies At Age 49

Beauty burns, but the contributions one made remains for eternity. Unfortunately, former Miss America Leanza Cornett died at 49 on October 28, 2020.

Cornett’s family representative told the unfortunate news to CBS News.  However, the cause of Leanza Cornett’s death is not revealed yet. Furthermore, the Jacksonville native suffered a brain injury after a fall earlier this month.

Furthermore, Cornett’s death was assured by the Miss America Organization that praised her infectious laugh. They further extended their condolences and shared prayers to the devasted family.

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