Vanessa Williams Returns to Miss America and Receives an Apology

September 14, 2015 1:14 PM

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Vanessa Williams Returns to Miss America and Receives an Apology

Betty Cantrell of Georgia was crowned Miss America on Sunday, but an apology to Vanessa Williams stole the show.

In 1983, Ms. Williams, now 52, became the first African-American to win the Miss America pageant. She was forced to resign 10 months later after nude photographs of her surfaced.

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