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Vanessa Williams

Vanessa WilliamsSpider (music group)Ugly Betty (tv program)Miss America Pageant
In 1984, Williams crashed the color barrier when she became the first African American to be named Miss America. But her victory was short-lived after nude photos of her, with lesbian overtones, were published by Penthouse. Williams was forced to abdicate her crown, but the actress-singer has... D Dipasupil / Getty Images
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