Ali Landry
Model, actress andMiss USA 1996
Ali Landry
Ali Germaine Landry is a former Miss USA (1996), model and actress. She is perhaps best known as the Doritos Girl from her 1998 Super Bowl commercial, and for her portrayal of Rita Lefleur on the UPN sitcom Eve. In 1998, she was named by People magazine as one of 50 most beautiful people in the world.
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What It's Like to Be on a Book Tour
Huffington Post - 9 months
If you're like me, there's something funny that happens when you make your dreams come true. I've always been self-motivated with an innate drive, so when my book was finally published after five slow years, I didn't have the burst of elation expected. Instead, a whole new wave of anxiety filled me as I embarked on the book tour I created. Would people show up? Would people even like the book? In retrospect, getting your book published by one of the top five publishers is a feat for the ego, but not much else. When you're not a celeb or social media personality, you're at the very bottom of the totem-pole--all the way down--on their priority list. So while I wanted to enjoy the journey and embrace the positive response of the book, my mind was focused on marketing, PR, and how the hell to get the book into retail stores. That's their job as the distributor, but as of now Barnes and Noble carries only 1-2 copies at each store, with hardly a presence in other retailers. That's a downw ...
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Ali Landry speaks out on murder of brother-in-law, father-in-law
Fox News - over 1 year
Ali Landry spoke about for the first time about her father-in-law and brother-in-law who were murdered in Mexico last month.
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Celeb birthdays for the week of July 21-27
Yahoo News - over 3 years
July 21: Singer Kay Starr is 91. Movie director Norman Jewison is 87. Actress Patricia Elliott ("One Life To Live") is 71. Actor Edward Herrmann ("Gilmore Girls") is 70. Actor Leigh Lawson ("Tess") is 68. Singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 65. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau ("Doonesbury") is 65. Comedian-actor Robin Williams is 62. Singer-guitarist Eric Bazilian of The Hooters is 60. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 56. Actor Lance Guest ("Lou Grant") is 53. Singer Emerson Hart of Tonic is 44. Country singer Paul Brandt is 41. Actress Ali Landry is 40. Actor Josh Hartnett is 35. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 35. "American Idol" runner-up Blake Lewis is 32. Drummer Will Berman of MGMT is 31. Keyboardist Johan Carlsson of Carolina Liar is 29. Actress Vanessa Lengies ("Stick It," ''American Dreams") is 28.
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Ali Landry welcomes third child
News Briefs - over 3 years
On July 11, former Miss USA Ali Landry, 39, and her husband, director Alejandro Monteverde, welcomed their third child, Valentine
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Ali Landry: You Won’t Catch Me on a Cover After Baby
Celebrity Babies - People - over 3 years
Colette De Barros / The Bump She’s appeared in her fair share of magazines, but former model Ali Landry won’t be caught on their covers showing off her postpartum body after baby arrives. “It’s frustrating for me when I see moms in Hollywood on a magazine three months after having a baby in a swimsuit. It’s really just not realistic for most moms,” Landry, 39, says in The Bump‘s August issue. “For me, personally, it takes nine months to put on that weight and it really takes nine months to take it off.” But while the mom-to-be — she’s due with a baby boy in July — isn’t in a rush to regain her famous figure, Landry is still making an effort to maintain her sense of style with her maternity fashions. However, the commitment isn’t always so easy — especially when sweats are staring her in the face. “Part of me wants to wake up in the morning and throw on a big pair of pants — probably my husband’s — and a sweatshirt,” Landry shares. ”But when I do that, I look in the mirror ...
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Ali Landry: Why My Daughter Won’t Do Beauty Pageants
Hollywood Life - over 3 years
Ali may have won Miss USA in 1996, but she has other plans for her daughter to shine — preferably not on the stage of a beauty pageant. She tells EXCLUSIVELY why she doesn’t want her 4-year-old girl doing pageants. Ali Landry, 39, garnered worldwide attention when she was crowned Miss USA in 1996. But now as a busy mom of two — with another on the way! — the former beauty queen is focusing on her family, and making her her daughter has other hobbies besides pageants. Ali Landry: My Daughter Is Outgoing The gorgeous model and actress, who tied the knot with her hubby Alejandro Gomez Monteverde in 2006, got her start as the winner of one of the biggest beauty pageants in the world. So would she let her daughter Estela follow in her footsteps? “Probably not,” Ali tells EXCLUSIVELY. “My daughter has a very outgoing personality, so here in Los Angeles there are so many creative outlets for her to be expressive,” she adds. “There’s theater and ...
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Ali Landry bares (third) baby bump
USA Today - over 3 years
The model, actress and former Miss USA isn't shy about showing off her belly.
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Ali Landry: I'm a Strict Mom, But It Works for My Family
US Magazine - over 3 years
As the busy mom of two kids under age 6, actress Ali Landry has mastered the fine art of keeping her family's bustling day-to-day life scheduled and on track, and that's just how Landry prefers it. "I'm definitely a disciplinarian mom," Landry, pregnant with her third child and due this summer, tells Us Weekly. "I'm pretty strict and I don't let [daughter Estela, 5, and son Marcelo, 20 months] sway me very much." PHOTOS: Star moms' best parenting advice Though Landry, 39, tells Us regimented parenting works best for her, the former Miss USA -- married to film director Alejandro Monteverde -- recently learned that Estela isn't always a fan. "My daughter just filled out a questionnaire at school as part of my Mother's Day gift and it had all these questions, like, 'Is your mom silly?' [Estela said] 'No.' I was like, 'I'm not silly?' She said, 'No, Papa's silly.'" Landry recalls to Us with a laugh. "I guess we all have our rules." PHOTOS: Adorable pictures of celeb moms and daugh ...
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LOOK: Whose Baby Bump Got Too-Cute Smooch?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Ali Landry's pint-sized little girl is melting our hearts. On Saturday, 5-year-old Estela Ines was photographed kissing her model mommy's growing baby bump while the pair walked down the red carpet at's Skip and Donate Gala Event in West Hollywood. [SCROLL FOR PHOTO] The former Miss USA confirmed her upcoming pregnancy in March, according to Us Weekly. Other than Estela, the 39-year-old beauty and her film director husband Alejandro Gomez Monteverde have one other child -- a one-year-old son named Marcelo Alejandro. Over the last few weeks, Landry has taken to Twitter to share her latest motherhood experience with her 68,000-plus followers: Starting my workout! Not motivated ,but I know I will feel so much better afterwards. #BabyBump — ali landry (@alilandry) April 2, 2013 Baby checkup with Marcelo and Estela. Needless to say it was an interesting — ali landry (@alilandry) March 25, 2013 Sweetest moment today.... I wa ...
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Ali Landry Shows Off Growing Baby Bump During Outing in West Hollywood
US Magazine - almost 4 years
The former Miss USA kept things casual in black leggings and a military vest just two days after confirming her third pregnancy This article originally appeared on Ali Landry Shows Off Growing Baby Bump During Outing in West Hollywood
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Ali Landry Expecting Baby No. 3
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Third time’s the charm for Ali Landry! The actress and model, 39, and husband Alejandro Monteverde are expecting their third child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. Landry and the Little Boy director are already parents to son Marcelo Alejandro, 17 months, and daughter Estela Ines, 5½.
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Moms on the Move: Celebrity Strollers
Ok Magazine - almost 4 years
When you're a mom with young kids, your stroller is pretty much as important as your car. Everyone wants to know what you're "driving" and it can even be a status symbol at the playground. Here's a look at some of our favorite celebrity mommies and their sweet rides! Photos: Wanna Give the Royal Baby a Gift? We Suggest One of These! Bethenny Frenkel: 4Moms Origami Stroller It's not surprising that a modern mama like Bethenny Frenkel would go with the 4Moms Origami Stroller. This push chair (as the Brits call 'em) turns heads, whether you're a celebrity mom or not! With its revolutionary power folding mechanism, it takes the guesswork out of how to open and close these new-fangled things! OK! News: 10 Children's Books Authored by Celebs—Who Knew?   Drew Barrymore: UPPAbaby Vista Drew rocks an UPPAbaby Vista, the perfect stroller to grow with your child. There are even accessories available for the Vista to accomodate a second and third kid, so if Drew decides to expand ...
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8 Stars Who Got Their Big Breaks In Super Bowl Ads
Business Insider - about 4 years
Playing to an audience of 108 million-plus viewers, a Super Bowl commercial serves as an unknown actor's ideal launching pad. Actress, model, and former Miss USA Ali Landry can thank Doritos for helping her become a household name. Her first commercial was for the chip's 1998 Super Bowl ad, in which Landry did a series of complex acrobatic moves before eating a Doritos. This year, there's no doubt that career-extra Jesse Heiman is on the brink of the big time after his starring role as tech nerd/Bar Refaeli make-out partner in Go Daddy's 2013 Super Bowl ad. Heiman has been an extra — typically given names like "3rd UFO Enthusiast" or "Winking Comic Book Nerd" — in more than 200 television shows and movies, including "American Pie 2," "Spiderman," and "Entourage." But he has yet to get his big break. "I hope this [ad] leads to the next step, whatever that may be," Heiman told Business Insider. "Hopefully a pilot, new TV show, or movie — any offers that come in are good offers." ...
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“Doritos Girl” Ali Landry Announces 5 Finalists Vying for Super Bowl Air Time, $1 Million Bonus and Grand Prize to Work with Director Michael Bay on Transformers 4
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Ali Landry unveils finalists on Doritos Facebook Page; fans can vote for their favorite spot from January 4 to January 29.Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 Ali Landry, who rose to fame 15 years ago by starring in a Doritos Super Bowl ad, reunited with the brand to announce the five finalists for this year’s Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. Selected out of thousands of entrants, the five finalists will now compete for the chance to have their ads air during the Super Bowl XLVII broadcast on Feb. 3, 2013 on CBS. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ali Landry
  • 2015
    Age 41
    Her father-in-law, Juan Manuel Gómez Fernández, and brother-in-law, Juan Manuel Gómez Monteverde, were found dead with fatal head wounds in Pueblo Viejo, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, on September 19, 2015, approximately two weeks after they were kidnapped from their home in nearby Tamaulipas.
    More Details Hide Details On November 9, 2015, six people were arrested for the kidnapping and murder of Gómez Fernández and Gómez Monteverde. The suspects were allegedly holding 6 Central American migrants hostage at the time of their arrest, according to the Chief of the Mexican Federal Police. 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 Bellas positive contribution to Latino art and culture in the U.S.
  • 2009
    Age 35
    Currently, she hosts the English and Spanish-language versions of Spotlight to Nightlight, an interview show on Yahoo where she talks with celebrity mothers about parenting issues. She also launched a lifestyle line, Belle Parish in 2009.
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  • 2007
    Age 33
    US President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush saw the film and invited Monteverde to sit with Laura Bush in her private box during the annual State of the Union speech in 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 32
    She married film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde on April 8, 2006 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
    More Details Hide Details They have three children: daughter Estela Inez (born July 2007), and sons Marcelo Alejandro (born October 2011) and Valentin Francesco (born July 2013). Valentin's middle name was inspired by Pope Francis, as Landry and Monteverde met him while she was pregnant and he blessed the baby.
  • 2003
    Age 29
    They were engaged during the summer of 2003 and married on April 24, 2004, in a Roman Catholic ceremony in front of 50 guests at the exclusive Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
    More Details Hide Details Two weeks later she had the marriage annulled over infidelities by Lopez during the relationship.
    From 2003 to 2006, she was a regular cast member of the UPN sitcom Eve.
    More Details Hide Details Landry has participated in the show Fear Factor and was runner-up. She is an avid athlete and also participated in the Boston Marathon.
  • 2002
    Age 28
    In 2002, she hosted the second season of the hidden-camera series Spy TV.
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  • 1998
    Age 24
    She was named by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Her house was featured on E! 's celebrity homes and on MTV's Cribs. She has been listed as one of FHM magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World numerous times. She was twice named on Stuff Magazines 100 Sexiest Women list. has named her one of the 50 Most Beautiful Women and 99 Most Desirable Women in the World.
    Landry has done much modeling for photographers and magazines. As a spokeswoman for the Doritos chips brand, she appeared in celebrated TV commercials airing during the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Super Bowl football games.
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  • 1996
    Age 22
    Landry competed in the 1996 Miss Universe pageant held in Las Vegas in May that year.
    More Details Hide Details She placed first in the preliminary competition and was ranked second in the evening gown and interview events during the final competition. She was second going into the next round of six delegates, but she was eliminated after the judges' questions. Until 1999, Landry was the only former Miss Teen USA delegate to compete at Miss Universe. Her record at all three pageants was not surpassed until 2000 when Miss USA 2000, Lynnette Cole made the top 5 at all three pageants.
    She was the highest placed of the Top 6 finalists and eventually went on to win the 1996 title.
    More Details Hide Details She is the first former Miss Teen USA delegate to actually win the Miss USA crown (her predecessor Shanna Moakler, previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA, Miss New York USA and first runner-up to Miss USA Chelsi Smith, only inherited the title after Smith became Miss Universe).
    She went on to compete in the 1996 Miss USA pageant, which was broadcast live from South Padre Island, Texas in February 1996 – she placed third highest after the preliminary competition and second highest on average during the final Top 10 competition.
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  • 1995
    Age 21
    In 1995, Landry won the 1996 Miss Louisiana USA title, becoming the first former Miss Louisiana Teen USA to win the Miss crown.
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  • 1990
    Age 16
    She represented Louisiana in the 1990 Miss Teen USA pageant held in Biloxi, Mississippi in July 1990, where she placed first in the preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competitions, but was ranked seventh during the final competition.
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    Her first foray into pageantry came in 1990 when she was crowned Miss Louisiana Teen USA.
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  • 1973
    Born on July 21, 1973.
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