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Monday, March 10, 2008

Ali Landry At 18th Annual Night Of 100 Stars Gala In Beverly Hills

Name: Ali Landry

Height: 5' 8''

Sex: F

Nationality: American

Birth Date: July 21, 1973

Birth Place: Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA

Profession: actress, model

Education: Cecelia High School in Cecelia, Louisiana (graduated in 1991)
University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette (majored in Mass Communications)

Husband/Wife: Alejandro Monteverde (director; married on April 8, 2006 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico), Mario Lopez (actor; born on October 10, 1973; engaged in Summer 2003; married on April 24, 2004; annulled on May 12, 2004)

Relationship: Stoney Case (hprofessional football player; quarterback for the Poenix Cardinals; no longer dating)

Daughter: Estela Monteverde (born on July 11, 2007; father: Alejandro Monteverde)

Claim to fame: as Miss USA (1996)

Ali Landry Biography

Ali Germaine Landry (born July 21, 1973) is a former Miss USA (1996), model and actress. She is recognized as the Doritos Girl from her popular 1998 Super Bowl commercial. In 1998, she was named by People magazine as one of 50 most beautiful people in the world.

Landry grew up in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. This southern region of Louisiana is referred to as "Acadiana," the heart of Cajun country. Landry is of French (Cajun) and Spanish descent. . She graduated from Cecilia High School in 1991. She attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) (now University of Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL)) and was majoring in Mass Communications. She is a sister member of Kappa Delta Sorority.

Landry met actor/TV personality Mario Lopez when he emceed the 1998 Miss Teen USA pageant and she was a commentator. They were engaged during the summer of 2003 and married on April 24, 2004, but two weeks later she had the marriage annulled over alleged infidelities committed by Lopez during the relationship.

She married film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde on April 8, 2006 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Their daughter Estela Ines Monteverde was born on July 11, 2007.

Landry and her husband Alejandro Monteverde made the film Bella together. Bella was directed by Monteverde and was produced by their business partners Sean Wolfington, Eduardo Verastegui, Leo Severino, and Denise Pinckley. Monteverde and the filmmakers received honors for Bella from the Toronto Film Festival, the Smithsonian and the White House. The Smithsonian Latino Center honored Monteverde with their "Legacy Award."

The director of the Department of Citizenship also gave Monteverde the "American by Choice" award for Bella's positive contribution to Latino art and culture in the U.S.

President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush saw the film and invited Bella's director to sit with Laura Bush in her private box during the annual "State of the Union" speech in 2007.

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