September 17, 1983 - Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America 1984, becoming the first African American to win the title. On July 23, 1984 she resigned after nude photos of her surfaced (taken before her pageant days).

A Look Black: Vanessa Williams' Historic Miss America Crowning In 1983

Vanessa Williams, 1983 FIRST African American crowned Miss America.

Alison Brie as Miss America in "If Women Ruled The Earth 2". This needs to be a movie yesterday!

If Women Ruled the Earth 2 : Miss America

Funny pictures about Female Captain America. Oh, and cool pics about Female Captain America. Also, Female Captain America.

Mallory Hagan, Miss New York, Wins Miss America 2013 Title

PHOTOS: Miss America!

Mallory Hagan, Miss New York, Wins Miss America 2013 Title (An Alabama girl!

#Auburn vs. Washington State: 77 Photos Aubie proposes to Miss America Mallory Hagan

Auburn vs. Washington State: Aug. 31, 2013

Washington State: Aubie proposes to Miss America Mallory Hagan. I'm not an Auburn fan, but this is precious!

Miss America 1924

Miss America 1924

Historic Black and White Photos in Stunning Color - Miss America, 1924 (Image 13 of The styles sure were different back in the roaring twenties. Ruth Malcomson, who ran as Miss Philadelphia in won the Miss America crown over 82 other competitors.

Congrats to Nina Davuluri! a.k.a Miss America 2013. These shoes are killing it!

New York's Davuluri crowned 2014 Miss America

Miss New York Nina Davuluri displays her shoes during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. in Atlantic City, N.

Miss New York Mallory Hagan is crowned Miss America 2013 by Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler on Saturday in Las Vegas

Miss America crowns 2013 winner