1993 Miss America Pageant
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Miss America 1993: Miss Florida, Leanza Cornett
1st runner-up: Miss New York, Marisol Montalvo
2nd runner-up: Miss Missouri, Soncee Brown
3rd runner-up: Miss Iowa, Lisa Somodi
4th runner-up: Miss Mississippi, Mary Allison Hurdle
1993 Miss America Pageant Rest of Top 10
Miss Kentucky, Tawnya Mullins
Miss Massachusetts, Lisa Gail Desroches
Miss Missouri, Stephanie Patterson
Miss Ohio – Robin Meade
Miss South Carolina – Dr. Carrie Lee Davis
Miss America 1993 was Leanza Cornett, Miss Florida. She won the talent competition after her performance of the Broadway tune, “A New Life.”
She was crowned by outgoing Miss America 1992, Carolyn Sapp, of Hawaii. Talk show hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford are signed as co-hosts of the Miss America Pageant, making Gifford the first full-fledged woman co-host.
Leanza had been an entertainer at theme parks in Florida before becoming Miss America and had played Arial the Mermaid.
During her year of service, she advocated her platform, “AIDS Education and Prevention” nationwide. As her year ended, she crowned her successor, Miss America 1994, Kimberly Aiken, Miss South Carolina.