What a difference a year makes. This year, all 51 Miss USA contestants have posed for their official photos wearing seductive expressions on their faces and not a whole lot else on their bodies. Taken by fashion photographer Fadil Berisha in dramatic black-and-white, the shots feature racy lingerie, smoldering looks and plenty of bare skin. We are owned by Donald Trump. Responding to reported angry phone calls to pageant officials over the steamy shots, Trump himself came to their defense. Besides, she added, the women in the pageant are not looking to bring peace to the world; they are all aspiring actresses and models.
Vanessa Williams born March 18, is an American actress, singer, and fashion designer. She initially gained recognition as the first African American winner of the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America in September Several weeks before the end of her reign, however, a scandal arose when Penthouse magazine bought and published unauthorized  nude photographs of Williams. Williams was pressured to relinquish her title, and was succeeded by the first runner-up, Miss New Jersey , Suzette Charles. She was the first Miss America to give up her crown. Thirty-two years later, in September , when Williams served as head judge for the Miss America pageant, former Miss America CEO Sam Haskell made a public apology to her for the events of
Williams originally made history on September 17, , when she became the first Black woman to win the Miss America crown. She attended Syracuse University and studied musical theater. In , while working a summer job as a receptionist at a modeling agency in Mt. After Williams became Miss America, the photographer sold the pictures to Penthouse without her knowledge.
Contentious litigation between Prejean and the Miss California organization was settled in November Later that month, Prejean released a book relating the story from her point of view. Her mother is an Italian American, and her father is of French descent.