Leanza Cornett, Miss America 1993… after head injury, dies at 49

Leanza Cornett, a woman who was brought up in Jacksonville and crowned Miss America in 1993, has passed on subsequent to being hospitalized for a head injury. She was 49.

The news previously broke on Leanza Cornett’s Circle of Love, which is an online media page that was observing her condition after the injury. That post read:

Dear Disney family

I’m here to let you know Leanza passed this afternoon. She was so loved. I don’t feel like writing a lot right now; my heart is broken.


As per Leanza Cornett’s Circle of Love, the previous Miss America supported a head injury on Oct. 12. Occasionally, the Facebook page would share reports on her condition. A post on Saturday evening cited Cornett’s mom, Patti, as having as of late said “no news is good news.”

Subtleties encompassing the injury were not quickly clear.

Cornett was likewise delegated Miss Florida in 1992. In the wake of being delegated Miss America, she’s perceived as the principal lovely lady to receive AIDS mindfulness and avoidance as her foundation.

The 49-year-old was the main entertainer to play a true to life “Ariel” in the “Little Mermaid” stage show at Walt Disney World Resort in 1991. All through her vocation, she filled in as a host for a few network shows including Entertainment Tonight, as recorded on her IMDB profile. She likewise showed up in TV programs like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Weeds and Saved by the Bell: The New Class.

Cornett was conceived in 1971 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, however she was brought up in Jacksonville and graduated Terry Parker High School in 1989. She was accepted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2006. Cornett additionally went to Jacksonville University.

In 1995, she wedded her better half Mark Steines on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. They later separated in 2013.

Cornett deserts two kids – Avery Steines, 16, and Kai Steines, 18.