ali landry

Date of birth: 1973-07-21 
Birthplace: Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA 
Height: 5' 8'' 
Nationality: American 
Profession: actress 

Ali Landry (born July 21, 1973) is a model and actress best known as the 1996 Miss USA. 
Landry grew up in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, in the southwestern part of the state, and is of Cajun descent.
Her first foray into pageantry came in 1990 when she was crowned Miss Louisiana Teen USA. She placed 7th at Miss Teen USA.
In 1996 Landry became Miss Louisiana USA and went on to win the Miss USA pageant. 
She competed in the 1996 Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas and finished in the top six. In later years she has been a hostess for Miss USA and Miss Universe.
Landry has done much modeling for photographers and magazines, and she specializes in swimsuit and lingerie modeling. As a spokeswoman for the Doritos chips company, she appeared in celebrated TV commercials airing during the 1998 and 1999 Super Bowl football games. A trained gymnast, she still required hours of takes to get the seconds of footage of her doing acrobatic stunts right for the commercials. From 2003 to 2006, she was a regular cast member of the UPN sitcomEve.
Landry has participated in the show Fear Factor, and was runner up. She is an avid athlete and also participated in the Boston Marathon.
Landry married longtime boyfriend Mario López on April 24, 2004, but two weeks later she had the marriage annulled.
They made a film together called BellaBella took top prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival by winning the “Peoples Choice Award. Bella was produced by Ali's husband Alejandro Monteverde, Sean Wolfington, Eduardo Verastegui, Leo Severino, and Denise Pinckley. Landry's dramatic performance in "Bella" was a departure from her other projects and it revealed her broad range as an actress.

Facts and statistics

  • Height: 5' 6"
  • Measurements: 36C-24-34
  • Hair: Dark brown
  • Eyes: Dark brown
  • Complexion: Brown
  • Education: Cecilia High School - Breaux Bridge, Louisiana (91'); University of Louisiana - Lafayette, Louisiana; Member Kappa Delta Sorority
  • Miss Louisiana Teen USA (1990)
  • Miss Teen USA Semi-finalist (1990)
  • Miss Louisiana USA (1996)
  • Miss USA (1996)
  • Miss Universe Top 6 Finalists (1996)
  • Named by "People" magazine as one of 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1998
  • She is from the southwestern region of Louisiana, also referred to as "Acadiana," the heart of Cajun country

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