The Vanessa Williams Scandal Isn't Shocking 32 Years Later
At this year's Miss America pageant, the organization apologized to Vanessa Williams for taking her crown in 1984 after her nude photos surfaced.By Lexie Hammesfahr | September 14, 2015
Miss America's long-standing Vanessa Williams scandal was (somewhat) corrected Sunday night at this year's Miss America pageant.
"Though none of us currently in the organization were involved then, on behalf of today's organization, I want to apologize to you and to your mother, Ms. Helen Williams," Miss America CEO Sam Haskell said.
When Williams was crowned Miss America in 1983, she became the first black woman to win the title.