Eva Leanza Cornett is a well known TV personality who hails from the country of the United States of America. Eva Leanza Cornett is also a titleholder of the Miss Florida Beauty Pageant and the Miss America Beauty Pageant in the year 1992 and 1993 respectively.
Eva Leanza Cornett was born on the 10th of June, in the year 1971. She was born in the city of Big Stone Gap, in the state of Virginia, in the country of the United States of America. Therefore, by virtue of her country of birth, Eva Leanza Cornett is an American citizen. Eva Leanza Cornett was raised in the city of Jacksonville, located in the state of Florida. Eva Leanza Cornett attended the Terry Parker High School. It was in the year 1989 that she graduated from there. Later in the year 2006, Eva Leanza Cornett was included into the school’s hall of fame.
In the year 1991, Eva Leanza Cornett was crowned the National Sweetheart, after that she went on to win the Miss Florida Beauty Pageant in the year 1992. In the year 1993, when she was contesting for the title of Miss America, she took up the theme of AIDS prevention for her year of service. Thereby, making her the first-ever Miss America winner to do so.
On the 22nd of July, in the year 1995, Eva Leanza Cornett got married to Mark Steines. Mark Steines himself is a well known actor and broadcast journalist. The couple together have two children, both sons. The sons are named Kai Harper and Avery James. With Kai being the older of the two, he was born on the 19th of February in the year 2002 and Avery James was born later on the 4th of November in the year 2003. Eva Leanza Cornett and Mark Steines got divorced in 2012, post 17 years of their marriage.
Apart from being the National Sweetheart in the year 1991 and the titleholder of the Miss Florida Beauty Pageant and the Miss America Beauty Pageant in the year 1992 and 1993 respectively, Eva Leanza Cornett became the first actress to portray Disney princess, Ariel, in the live action adaptation. Ariel, who is the titular character from the story of The Little Mermaid was portrayed by Eva Leanza Cornett at the Walt Disney World Resort’s, Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ “Voyage of The Little Mermaid”. In addition to this Eva Leanza Cornett was seen as the host of numerous American TV shows.