Leanza Cornett Wiki, Biography
Eva Linza Cornet is an American television personality and beauty contest title holder. She was crowned Miss Florida 1992 and the following year.
Cornett described himself on his Twitter page as “mother, daughter, Christian woman, activist, foodie, former Miss America, patriotic American, world traveler, music lover.” At the time of her death, Cornett’s Twitter page was set to private. According to Cornet’s LinkedIn page, she is president of Cornet Entertainment. Cornett’s IMDb page details, in addition to her time on Entertainment Tonight, appeared in Cornett CSI, Saved the Bell: The New Class and Weeds, and other acting roles.
According to News4Jacks, she was the first actress to play a live-action aerial on the stage show ‘Little Mermaid’ at the Walt Disney World Resort in 1991.
In April 2006, Cornet was named in the Hall of Fame’s Alma Mater of Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Florida, at the time, the Florida Times-Union reported. Cornett hails from the Big Gap in Virginia, but grew up in the Jacksonville area.
She was 49 years old.
In September 1992, at the age of 21, Cornet was crowned Miss America 1993. Cornett is survived by her two children, Kai Steins, 18, and Avery Steins, 16, according to News 4 Jacks. Cornett was married to Mark Staines from 1995 to 2013.
The People Magazine feature on Cornet from October 2000 indicated that she went to work for Entertainment Tonight after the Miss America victory. She was removed from the show in 1995 shortly after her marriage to Mark Staines. Steins replaces Cornet on the show.
The US Weekly reported in January 2013 that Cornet and Staines had split up. A source close to Steins told the magazine at the time, “Mark is trying to keep things as cheerful and positive as possible.”
In a separate report on the couple’s separation, US Weekly reported that Steins and Cornett were married in the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Page Six reports that the family’s former home in Ojai, California was listed for sale in the summer of 2015.
According to Brides.com, Staines married child writer Julie Freyermuth in Los Angeles in August 2016.
Miss America Title
Cornett told the blog My Fabulous Disease in 2015 that the first feeling after host Regis Phil Bean read his name as the winner was a mistake. “I thought of my boyfriend and I wanted him and his whole family to watch,” she said. I was just startled. I was completely stunned. I’ve never been so shocked in my life.”
Cornet said that her boyfriend broke up when she was a freshman in college, but later became friends. “But he broke my heart and I wanted to see him creak. It certainly is,” she said.
According to Cornett’s Facebook page, she graduated in 1991 and studied Communication Arts at the University of Jacksonville. Cornett’s college enrollment sparked controversy over her eligibility for the Miss Winter Park pageant in Florida, which was reported at the Orlando Sentinel at the time. Critics say she “got an illegal entry” into the first contest by misrepresenting herself while taking part-time classes and working as a full-time entertainer for Disney-MGM Studios. When Larry King brought up the issue in an episode of Live, the Sentinel quoted the legendary host as asking the complainant, “What’s the big deal?”
Cause of death
Linza Cornett, a former Miss America, died on October 28 from head injuries.
Cornett’s death was announced on Linza Cornett’s Circle of Love on her Facebook page, which was designed to update friends and fans on her condition after her injury. The post reads, “I am here to let you know that Linza has passed this afternoon. She was so loved. I don’t seem to have written much right now; My mind is distorted. As per a past post on that page, Cornet suffered a head injury on October 12. After receiving her injuries, Cornet underwent emergency surgery.
Leanza Cornett net worth is $20 million but her salary is unknown.