Skip navigation! Story from Entertainment News. 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. Helen Williams. I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less the Miss America you are and the Miss America you always will be. Guess it's all water under the bridge now
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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. Thirty-two years later, she will return as head judge of the Miss America pageant. Multiple Grammy nominations, Broadway roles, films, a hit TV series , and an Academy Award—winning song later, Williams has made the most of the last 32 years.
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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. Hide Caption. The picture appeared on Matalon's Instagram feed on January Greige responded by posting a statement on Facebook that said she was "very cautious to avoid being in any photo or communication with Miss Israel.
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