Wherever Ali Landry pops up, there's water involved. She was raised in seaside Breaux Bridge, La., the Crawfish Capital of the World. Once she was all grown-up in an orange one-piece swimsuit, she paddled off with the Miss USA 1996 crown. In 1990 she was crowned Miss Louisiana Teen USA.
She has even done some laps on TV in what else other than Sunset Beach, and her tidal turn on the small screen took place in a laundromat. During last January's Super Bowl, she wiped out viewers in an ad for Doritos Puffs: Two cool dudes try to impress her with their prowess at catching the chips in their mouths, but Landry, who studied tap, ballet, and gymnastics for 15 years, outdoes them with a series of splits and leaps performed with a man-melting smile. Her commercial costar Sean P. Hayes says, "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."
Ali Landry specializes in swimsuit and lingerie modeling. She has participated in the show Fear Factor, and was runner up.
Landry got engaged to actor Mario Lopez during the summer of 2003 and married on April 24, 2004 which lasted for two weeks only. On April 8, 2006 she got married to film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Even her best beauty secret is low-priced. "I buy this teeth-bleaching stuff at Target and do it myself," she says. Her former apartment mate Brian Edwards swears it works: "When Ali smiled, I would say, 'Stop it, you're blinding me!'"