Eva Leanza Cornett (born June 10, 1971 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia; raised in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American television personality and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Florida in 1992 and Miss America in 1993. As Miss America, she became the first beauty queen to adopt AIDS prevention as the theme of her year of service. She was previously National Sweetheart 1991. Her stage credits include: Barefoot in the Park, Godspell, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Bye Bye Birdie, and Voyage of the Little Mermaid.

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  • Eva Leanza Cornett (born June 10, 1971 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia; raised in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American television personality and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Florida in 1992 and Miss America in 1993. As Miss America, she became the first beauty queen to adopt AIDS prevention as the theme of her year of service. She was previously National Sweetheart 1991. She has also served as a host for several television shows, including Entertainment Tonight (1994–1995), New Attitudes (1998), and Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? (2000), and made television guest appearances in television series such as Melrose Place, The Tick, and Fear Factor. In addition, she serves as a reporter for Animal Planet's coverage of the Eukanuba AKC National Dog Show programs and hosts the "On The Block" show on DIY Network. Her stage credits include: Barefoot in the Park, Godspell, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Bye Bye Birdie, and Voyage of the Little Mermaid. Married to ET correspondent Mark Steines, Cornett is the mother of two sons, Kai Harper (born on February 19, 2002), and Avery James (born on November 4, 2003). They live in Los Angeles, California to be near Mark's show, which originates daily from Studio City. In a joint statement, on January 25, 2013, the couple announced their separation. She was the first actress to play a live-action version of Ariel, the title character from The Little Mermaid, at the "Voyage of The Little Mermaid" show at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in 1991 and was a member of the contemporary Christian music group Area Code, which released their single album, One Big World, before Leanza’s big break. Leanza is a 1989 graduate of Terry Parker High School. She was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2006. (en)
  • È stata la prima Miss America ad adottare la prevenzione dell'AIDS come impegno sociale da perseguire nel corso del suo anno di regno. Dopo il concorso, Leanza Cornett ha condotto numerose trasmissioni televisive come Entertainment Tonight (1994–1995), New Attitudes (1998) e Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? (2000), senza contare le apparizioni e le ospitate in programmi e fiction come Melrose Place, The Tick e Fear Factor. Ha inoltre lavorato a lungo come attrice teatrale. Prima di essere eletta la Cornett è stata la prima a recitare il ruolo di Ariel in occasione di uno show organizzato presso il Walt Disney World Resort e nel 1991 aveva fatto parte di un gruppo musicale di musica cristiana contemporanea. Leanza Carnett ha sposato il giornalista Mark Steines, dal quale ha avuto due figli. (it)
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  • Eva Leanza Cornett (born June 10, 1971 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia; raised in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American television personality and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Florida in 1992 and Miss America in 1993. As Miss America, she became the first beauty queen to adopt AIDS prevention as the theme of her year of service. She was previously National Sweetheart 1991. Her stage credits include: Barefoot in the Park, Godspell, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Bye Bye Birdie, and Voyage of the Little Mermaid. (en)
  • È stata la prima Miss America ad adottare la prevenzione dell'AIDS come impegno sociale da perseguire nel corso del suo anno di regno. Dopo il concorso, Leanza Cornett ha condotto numerose trasmissioni televisive come Entertainment Tonight (1994–1995), New Attitudes (1998) e Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? (2000), senza contare le apparizioni e le ospitate in programmi e fiction come Melrose Place, The Tick e Fear Factor. Ha inoltre lavorato a lungo come attrice teatrale. Leanza Carnett ha sposato il giornalista Mark Steines, dal quale ha avuto due figli. (it)
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