Williams was the first African American recipient of the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in September 1983. Several weeks before the end of her reign, however, a scandal arose when Penthouse magazine bought and published unauthorized nude …
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Miss America 1984, the 57th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 17, 1983 on NBC Network. Debra Maffett (Miss California 1982) crowned her successor, Miss New York 1983, Vanessa Williams at the end of the nationally televised event.
Over three decades after Vanessa Williams resigned her Miss America title due to a nude photo scandal, the 52-year-old actress-singer-model…
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On this day in 1984, 21-year-old Vanessa Williams gives up her Miss America title, the first resignation in the pageant’s history, after Penthouse magazine announces plans to publish nude photos of the beauty queen in its September issue. Williams originally made history on September 17, 1983
Sep 14, 2015 · When nude photos of a celebrity surface, it’s often rumored that the star may have “leaked” them. That was far from the case when Vanessa Williams resigned as Miss America.
July 23, 1984: Vanessa Williams resigns as Miss America after Penthouse magazine announces it will publish photos of her posing nude