photo | Vanessa Williams

Credit: AP

Published: Wednesday December 07, 2011 17:00 PM EST



Miss America 1984
Perhaps the most famous of the fallen beauty queens, Williams, 48, resigned as Miss America in July 1984 after nude shots from her pre-pageant days came to light – and ended up in Penthouse. But Williams had the last laugh, going on to successful careers in music and TV.

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