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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Vanessa Williams and the declining scandal of nude photos
NEW YORK -- Vanessa Williams, who relinquished her Miss America crown when Penthouse magazine published sexually explicit photos of her, also had posed nude for another photographer, a Penthouse magazine spokesman said today. Miss Williams said her decision to resign was precipitated by the fear that the second set of pictures would be made public and 'people wouldn't forgive me for a second mistake,' The New York Times reported. Those pictures, taken by photographer Greg Whitman, were scheduled for publication in the January edition of Penthouse, said Sy Presten, a spokesman for the magazine's owner, Bob Guccione. In addition, Presten said previously unreleased photographs of Miss Williams taken by Tom Chiapel, who photographed the first nude session, will be published in November.
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