Vanessa Williams Interview
Vanessa Williams spoke on her history with the Miss America Pageant as she returns after being forced to resign her crown over 30 years ago. Williams won the Miss America crown in 1984 only to be forced to resign in shame after naked pictures of her surfaced in Penthouse Magazine. That scandal almost destroyed Williams, but she make a recovery to take her stardom to new heights that no other Miss America winner ever has.
The pageant has lost its luster over the years, so it’s ironic that they had to reach out to the ‘black sheep‘ to regain relevance. The organizers probably wish they had a contestant that had nude picks today because no one seems to care about the event. The apology that the organization issued was very disingenuous, but it probably provided a measure of satisfaction for Vanessa Williams that they came crawling back.