Vanessa Williams Penthouse – Vanessa Williams was crowned in 1983 as Miss America. She made history as the first African American to be crowned Miss America. Penthouse magazine waited one year before publishing Vanessa Williams Penthouse Photos taken before her competition in Miss America. In 1984, her fans were shocked seeing the provocative photos of their idol, Miss America Vanessa Williams. She was even shocked so she resigned.
Miss America Vanessa Lynn Williams was born on March 18, 1963, to Milton and Helen Williams. Milton and Helen both held advanced degrees in music therefore they were perfect for getting Vanessa started in Piano and the French Horn. But, it was her beautiful and silky voice that came naturally to her. It would become so much her love that she would continue to pursue singing through college at Syracuse University as a Theater Arts major.
As her beauty and graciousness matured, she started competing in beauty pageants. Before she knew it, she had been crowned Miss New York. After that she represent New York in the Miss America pageant. Before she knew it she was crowned as Miss America – the first African-American to ever win the Miss America crown.
Vanessa Williams made history twice: first, in 1983, when she was became the first black woman to be chosen Miss America; and again, in 1984, when she was forced to relinquish her crown after Vanessa Williams Penthouse, which was taken years before her coronation were published together with the negative and shocking reaction from the people.