Vanessa Williams (born March 18, 1963) is an American actress, singer, and fashion designer. She initially gained recognition as the first African American winner of the . Williams believed that the private photographs had been destroyed; she .. "Miss America Hypocrisy: The Vanessa Williams Nude Photo Shaming".
July 23, 1984: Vanessa Williams resigns as Miss America after Penthouse magazine announces it will publish photos of her posing nude. crown — making her both the first black Miss America and the first to give up the title.
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Among the most famous was the 1984 issue which included nude photos of Vanessa Williams during her reign as the first black Miss America.
In the early 80s Vanessa Williams made history twice in being first Miss America to resign her crown, all over some nude photos from 1982.