People: Jul. 30, 1984

The words "There she is, Miss America" may never be the same. Nor the punctiliously proper pageant itself, for that matter. Vanessa Williams, 21, electrified the contest and exhilarated many black women last September when she became the first of her race to win the title. Last week she became the first Miss America to be asked to resign. The request came after a meeting of the pageant board, hastily called in response to an announcement by Penthouse Publisher Bob Guccione, 53, that Williams will be featured in nude, extremely explicit love scenes with another woman on ten pages of the...

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