Vanessa Williams is just one of my favorite people in general. Before I was a fan I just thought she was one of the most beautiful women I'd ever seen. She's in her fifties now and it's still snatched. I feel like she's one of those very sophisticated charming women that knows her Louboutins and her politics.
I am not the only one who thinks Vanessa Williams is just one of the most beautiful women ever. She did win the Miss America Pageant. Back when people actually watched the Miss America Pageant. I remember when it was on NBC or one of those major channels. And, now is it even on cable? No one cares about it.
The true scandal was the fact that she resigned her title. Vanessa Williams had posed nude for a photo shoot before she won. These photographs were offered around to Playboy and eventually Penthouse who printed them after she won. Honestly, Playboy does some upright things. These photographs were a major scandal and it no doubt would have sold copies, but Hugh Hefner refused to purchase them. Playboy is a smutty magazine, but occasionally it's on the up and up. How you doing Hugh Hefner?
Now, I've seen the photos and I think 'scandal' is a little much. What did we all think was under that evening gown? Now they weren't exactly tasteful nudes. Now, I wasn't conscious in 1984, but I think forcing Vanessa Williams to resign her title was extreme. Because, we all know she was pressured to give it up. Now believe me. Scandal or no scandal. I am holding on to my crown.
Vanessa Williams made the correct transition after this happened. She can sing, act, and dance. So, she did it all. She released a string of successful albums, much like Samantha Fox did. If you don't know Samantha Fox was a page 3 girl. Not the kind of girl you bring home to mother and during the eighties she played off this image with a string of hits like “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)” and “Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)”
The only album I have by her is Sweetest Days. I actually have two copies (shout out to the Mayor and Miss Sara Bellum for getting me an extra one for Christmas) and nineties R&B is just not my thing. Now I do jam sometimes. I keep one copy in my car at all times, because sometimes you got to turn up to some good R&B.
Her acting is on point as well. You know her from Ugly Betty and the last few seasons of Desperate Housewives.