There was a time in when Vanessa Williams was at the top of her game — she was crowned the first African American Miss America and was in hot demand in entertainment, then as we all recall, it came crashing down…hard. But first lets get to the very shocking truth that Vanessa Williams recently revealed about those nude photos and the very sad, but REAL reason why she ultimately had no choice but to drop the lawsuit she and her parents had against Penthouse Magazine over her nude pics. On what made her take the naked photos in the first place, some of which included sexual acts with another woman:. I do value friendships.
Photographs by Tom Chiapel and Jonathan Aaron. How about any four out of the last dozen? Because although most of the anointed hope to parlay their title into a showbusiness career, the runway is littered with the detritus of disappointments and dashed dreams. But there is one former Miss America whose champagne wishes and caviar dreams came true in a very big way.