Look at how naturally gorgeous Vanessa is: In the mood for more beautiful black women? Williams thus resigned as Miss America on July 22, 1984 under pressure from the Miss America Organization , and was replaced by first runner-up Miss New Jersey Suzette Charles.
I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less the Miss America you are and the Miss America you always will be.
She initially gained recognition as the first African-American recipient of the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in September 1983.
Vanessa Lynn Williams born March 18, 1963 is an American actress, singer, and fashion designer.