Vanessa Williams Could Surprise Audiences at Miss America Pageant

The former fashion model and Hollywood actress is set to return after three decades away from the famed beauty competition.
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Test Text1 plain The only miss America ever to resign will be returning tonight to the pageant. Vanessa Williams will serve as a judge. She hinted there could be some surprises tonight. Vanessa sat down with robin. Miss America pageant. Reporter: Vanessa Williams made history in 1983 when she was crowned the first african-american miss America. Mis -- After 32 years she's heading back to Atlantic City to judge the pageant that launched her career. I got a perfect platform to kind of be reintroduced to the organization that catapulted me into know tryty and stardom. Reporter: Let's go to 1983. You were crowned miss America. What was that moment like? I knew I was smart enough, I didn't know that would be the year. Reporter: Her ten-month reign came to an abrupt halt when nude photos she had taken two years pys) People a both so and strg, which is why ourproducts are too. So we gi you 60more shes th charminultra Rong. Angesoft. Beoft. Be Rong. To point I Ju want Toake a vacation. This sms crazysomething we don't kw, Captn Obviou . With Hels.com, whenou Colle 10 nits you G one fre Oh. And thisoom smell like cat fo and sadss. The crown, fight for the crown. It was really hard for my mom. There was an incredible amount of shame and hue millation that she was confronted with because of what happened to me. ? Reporter: After a four-year hiatus, Vanessa Williams went on to make one of the greatest comebacks. How do you want people to react when you're a judge? A new day there. Lot of people do feel that I should return. Vanessa Williams! They're inviting me back as an example, this could happen in your life and there might be some more surprises. We'll see. Saving the best for last. Catch the competition for miss America tonight at 9:00 eastern on ABC. She's gotten better with age. And I mean, I forgotten what a dramatic comeback she made. Great story. Huge comeback. Good for her.

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