09/17/83 - Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America 1984, becoming the first African American to win the title.  On 07/23/84 she resigned after nude photos of her surfaced (taken before her pageant days).

September 1983 - Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America becoming the first African American to win the title. On July 1984 she resigned after nude photos of her surfaced (taken before her pageant days).

Vintage Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty... in case some don't recall) This was a Essence magazine Cover from the 90's and I just love the old Hollywood wave in the hair and all the shades of brown make her eyes stand out. Beauty at it's best.

in case some don't recall) This was a Essence magazine Cover from the and I just love the old Hollywood wave in the hair and all the shades of brown make her eyes stand out. Beauty at it's best.

Vanessa Williams - 1984 Penthouse magazine publishes nude photographs of Miss America Vanessa Williams! Still versatile, resilient, classy, intelligent, and gorgeous Today!

Yes, I remember the Miss America scandal. Vanessa Williams is still magma hot.

Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American pop-R recording artist, producer, dancer, model and actress. In 1983, she became the first woman of African-American descent to be crowned Miss America, but a scandal arose when Penthouse magazine bought and published nude photographs of her. She relinquished her title early and Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning multiple Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominations.

Vanessa L. Williams - Original winner of the Miss America Pageant of An actress, singer, model, dancer, producer and the FIRST African American woman to be crowned Miss America!

The Trip to Bountiful Playbill Covers on Broadway - Information, Cast, Crew, Synopsis and Photos - Playbill Vault

Playbill cover for The Trip to Bountiful Stephen Sondheim Theatre - this show was so good. Vanessa Williams was great and gorgeous and Cicely Tyson was AMAZING!

Vanessa Williams Poses For Penthouse

Vanessa Williams The Blood Oranges Celebrity Beautiful Babe Posing Hot Nude

Remember  In 1984 Vanessa Williams became the first African-American Miss America but her title was taken away 10 months later when nude photos surfaced in Penthouse Magazine... ~D~

Miss America TV Show 1984 - Vanessa Williams adjusting her crown after she was chosen to be Miss America Ms. Williams was the first black woman to win the title

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