CNN When nude photos of a celebrity surface nowadays, it's often rumored that the star may have "leaked" them. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Controversies surrounding beauty queens. Vanessa Williams stepped down in as the first black Miss America after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine. She went on to have a successful singing and acting career and has written a memoir.
Vanessa Williams Returns to Miss America Three Decades After Nude Photo Scandal—Get the Scoop!
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Vanessa Williams is staging the ultimate comeback! The multi-hyphenate entertainer returns to Miss America more than three decades after she resigned following a nude photo scandal. The Ugly Betty actress, 52, was the first African-American woman to win the crown in , but when Penthouse magazine published nude photos from her past, Williams resigned her post. But she didn't let the scandal stop her from making her dreams come true.
Vanessa Williams Makes Peace with Old Nude Scandal, Returns to Judge Miss America Pageant
In the early 80s Vanessa Williams made history twice in being crowned Miss America. When she won the prize in September , she was the first African-American woman to do so. By July she became the first Miss America to resign her crown, all over some nude photos from that were published in Penthouse without her consent.
Skip navigation! In case you missed it, a new Miss America was crowned last night — and a former one was redeemed. The Ugly Betty star became the first Black Miss America in , but was forced to resign after nude modeling photos taken a year before the pageant surfaced. Last night's pageant began with a formal apology to Williams on behalf of the Miss America Organization.