Ali Landry High School:
|Cecilia High School (1991)|
Ali Landry College:
|University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
Ali Landry grew up in Cajun country in Louisiana, where she attended Cecilia High School. As a teenager, the young beauty was captain of the cheerleaders and crowned Miss Louisiana Teen USA. Upon graduation in 1991, she attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which was then called the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Her major was mass communication, but she continued competing in pageants and won the Miss Louisiana USA title in 1995, and the Miss USA pageant in 1996; this led her to withdraw from school to focus on her modeling career. In 1998, she appeared in a nacho commercial during the Super Bowl airing and instantly gained world-wide fame. Since then, she has been named one of the most beautiful women of the world by several magazines, hosted two reality shows, and acted in numerous televisions series and films.