To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems. Officials of the Miss America Pageant voted unanimously today to ask the reigning queen, Vanessa Williams, to resign, after they learned that she had posed for nude pictures before her selection for the title. The pictures will be published in the September issue of Penthouse magazine. Albert A. Marks Jr.
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MISS AMERICA ASKED TO QUIT OVER PHOTOS SHOWING HER NUDE - The New York Times
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Giannini, who became Miss New Jersey in June, leans in to tell her, drawing her close to pose for photos and bending down to let her touch the crown. Even if history is stacked against her, Giannini says she's going to try. Giannini's family has strong roots in Hammonton.
Laura Wagner. Vanessa Williams became the first black Miss America winner in , but she was forced to resign 10 months later after Penthouse magazine published nude photos of her. Williams, who was 21 at the time, said she never consented to the publication of the photos.