It might have been the lowest point in her life, as she told People in , but the scandal that led Vanessa Williams to resign her post as Miss America also set her up for one of the greatest comebacks in entertainment history. But they did leave the studio, partly because she was identifiable: photos of Miss America in compromising positions, some of them involving another nude woman, were worth their weight in gold. TIME reported that the photographer was paid more than Penthouse had ever paid for a photo spread before. The statement that Williams ultimately made was that she was more than a racy photo spread — and more than Miss America. The title had never been a dream of hers, as TIME attested just after she won the competition. She wants to be a star. While the exposure she got was not the type she wanted, she became a star on her own terms, as a Grammy-nominated singer and an actress with prominent roles in Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives , among others.
CNN When nude photos of a celebrity surface nowadays, it's often rumored that the star may have "leaked" them. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Controversies surrounding beauty queens. Vanessa Williams stepped down in as the first black Miss America after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine. She went on to have a successful singing and acting career and has written a memoir. Hide Caption.
When nude photos of a celebrity surface nowadays, it's often rumored that the star may have "leaked" them. That was far from the case in , when Vanessa Williams resigned as Miss America after Penthouse magazine published nude photos of her that had been taken before her month reign. She stood on the brink of obscurity after the scandal but battled back to have a successful career in music and television. In today's society, nudity is much more common for celebrities and is often celebrated. From Kim Kardashian's "breaking the Internet" in with her nude photo spread in Paper magazine to Sharon Stone's more recent baring it all in Harper's Bazaar, there seems to be hardly anyone left who hasn't stripped down.
I'm going to disagree with what some of the people have said. As for conversion, she just spent every waking second thinking about converting people. Marriage is unbelievably amazing and indescribably painful; I have been at it for 28 years with my soul mate. This woman has already given two full years fully devoted to the institution without question. I wouldn't wish this shit on my enemy. Of course she won't want to watch something that in her mind attacks her religion.