Vanessa Williams Interview on Return to Miss America

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.

Vanessa Williams Gets Apology

Frances Tiafoe is New Future of American Tennis

Frances Tiafoe – ATP Tour Uncovered

Frances Tiafoe is a 17 year-old American tennis prodigy.  Even though his career is just getting started, he has been labeled as the future of American tennis.  Tiafoe is the first tennis player to sign to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports, which gives an idea of the expectations on the young man.

Hopefully there is a long-term plan for Tiafoe because his story is starting out similarly to Donald Young.  After over 10 years, Young still has yet to make his mark in professional tennis.  Young credits his recent rise to getting in better shape, so hopefully Tiafoe and his people learn from Young’s struggles.  Tiafoe needs to develop physically before he will be able to excel in the men’s game, but if he does the sky is the limit.