Vanessa Williams Is Returning To The Miss America Pageant Three Decades After Her Nude Photo Scandal!
Vanessa Williams is finally returning to the Miss America stage!
The Ugly Betty star famously became the first African American to be crowned Miss America back in 1984 — but was sadly relieved of her title after nude photos of her were sold to Penthouse magazine without her consent!
Now, the 52-year-old will be reunited with the pageant in a different role, she is set to serve as head judge for this year's competition!
Over the years, Williams has boasted achievements in entertainment and philanthropy — she has earned 11 Grammy nominations, has appeared in hit TV shows, and won the Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality Award for her humanitarian work!
Sam Haskell, executive chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization, had this to say about Williams returning to the pageant: