Former Miss America Leanza Cornett died on October 28, 2020, after a serious head injury. She had sustained the injury on October 12 and was receiving treatment for it. The news of her death first broke via her social media page, ‘Circle of Love’.
Cornett was 49 years old at the time of her death. She was a beloved model and was crowned Miss America in 1993. Prior to this, she had also won the Miss Florida title.
|Birthday||June 10, 1971|
|Age||49 (at time of death)|
|Profession||Model; TV Personality|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Husband||Mark Steines (ex-husband)|
|Children||Kai Harper and Avery James|
|Divorce||2013 (from Mark Steines)|
|Education||Terry Parker High School; Rollins College|
10 Facts About Leanza Cornett
- Leanza Cornett passed away on October 28, 2020, following hospitalization after a head injury. The cause of her death was the complications caused by the severe injury.
- Cornett was born on June 10, 1971, in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA and her age was 49 years old at the time of her passing.
- The model was not active on social media like Instagram but had pages like ‘Leanza Cornett’s Circle of Love‘ on Facebook.
- In fact, it was her Leanza Circle of Love page that that revealed the cause of her death to the media.
- Her ex-husband, Mark Steines expressed his grief on Instagram where he posted lengthy condolence along with the photo of his two sons.
- She and Steines got married on July 22, 1995, and were together for 17 years before getting divorced in 2013. They gave birth to sons, Kai Harper (b. February 19, 2002), and Avery James (b. November 4, 2003).
- Her young children are grieving her loss and will most probably be raised by their father.
- Cornett had won the Miss America pageant in 1993 and the Miss Florida title in 1992.
- In addition to being a pageant winner and model, she was a TV personality.
- She was also a social activist and was the first pageant winning model to help AIDS victims and adopt AIDS awareness.