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How Vanessa Williams Endured Her Miss America Scandal

Season 4 Episode 407
Aired on 07/13/2014 | CC tv-14
Before Vanessa Williams dreamed of becoming Miss America, a photographer asked whether he could take nude photos of her and another woman. Vanessa says she believed him when he said no one would ever see the pictures. After she was crowned, the photos surfaced in Penthouse magazine, and Vanessa was forced to resign with just six weeks left in her reign as Miss America. She describes her biggest fear during the ordeal and what stopped her from filing a lawsuit against Penthouse.

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