"I don't date guys that I just meet randomly. I don't feel comfortable meeting strangers." Ali Landry
Model and actress Ali Landry was best recognized as Miss USA in 1996 and as the "Doritos Girl" in the 1998 and 1999 Super Bowl commercials for Doritos snack chips. On screen, she co-hosted the TV series "America's Greatest Pets" (1998), "Farmclub.com" (2001) and "Spy TV" (2002), as well as portraying the title role in the 2002 movie Repli-Kate.
Brown-haired, brown-eyed Ali Landry is 5' 8" tall and has the measurements of 36C-24-34. In 1996, she was crowned Miss USA (represented Louisiana) and also won the Miss Photogenic award. Additionally, she was listed as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People (1998) and FHM Magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2000), as well as Playboy Magazine's Babe of the Month in February 2003. As for her personal relationships, Landry once dated professional football player, quarterback for the Phoenix Cardinals, Stoney Case.
Childhood and Family:
Hailing from the Crawfish Capital of the Word and the heart of Cajun country (also referred to as "Acadiana") in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, Ali Landry was born on July 21, 1973. The middle child of the family, Ali has one younger brother named Ty and one older sister called Gena. Young Ali attended the Cecelia High School in Cecelia, Louisiana, where she was also a cheerleader. After graduating high school in 1991, she took Mass Communications at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During her college years, she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority.
While Ali worked as a commentator at the 1998 Miss Teen USA pageant, she met the pageant's emcee, actor Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell, born on October 10, 1973). The couple became engaged in Summer 2003 and got married on April 24, 2004. A month later they filed for divorce.
Ali currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her pet Shih Tzu named Cosmo. A fan of musicians Harry Connick Jr. and Aaron Neville, Ali loves to spend her free time participating in sports and outdoor activities. She also participates in Special Olympics and Susan Kohman Breast Cancer Foundation charity programs.
"That one Super Bowl ad changed everything. It's the best thing that ever happened in my career, and that includes becoming Miss USA." Ali Landry
First spotted as a kid actress in the daytime soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful," Ali Landry started to build her own name in 1990 when she became both Miss Louisiana Teen USA and a semi-finalist at Miss Teen USA. Six years later, Landry arrived in the glare of publicity after being crowned both Miss Louisiana and Miss USA in 1996 (she also won the Miss Photogenic award at Miss USA 1996). Subsequently, she appeared as a guest in the sitcoms "Clueless" and "Conan," as well as was a regular on the TV series "Sunset Beach."
"We were shooting all day, and a lot of Doritos were consumed. I've never seen anyone look better with orange powder on her face." Sean P. Hayes (Ali Landry's costar in the Doritos commercials).
Starring as a girl picking Doritos snack chips up with her mouth, in a Laundromat, in the Doritos commercials, helped catapult Landry towards the spotlight. She debuted in the ad campaign during the 1998 Super Bowl and later appeared again in the 1999 Super Bowl. Meanwhile, she co-hosted the TV series "America's Greatest Pets" and had a reoccurring role in the series "Pensacola: Wings of Gold."
The new millennium found Landry playing the reoccurring role of Natalie in the hit series "Felicity" and co-hosting the 2000 Miss USA Pageant. After her big screen debut in Beautiful, Landry spent the next year working as a host for the series "Farmclub.com." She also appeared in the 2001 movie Soulkeeper and eventually got her first significant role as the titular role in the 2002 film Repli-Kate.
Following her appearance with Mario Lopez in Outta Time (2002), Landry worked primarily on the small screen. She hosted "Spy TV" and starred as Rita Lefleur on UPN's "Eve." She also hosted The 51st Annual Miss USA Pageant and played a role in Who's Your Daddy? (2003). In March 2004, Landry appeared as a guest on the "The Oprah Winfrey Show."