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

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).

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

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

Miss America 2013 was crowned, however this winner was not the "norm." Nina Davuluri became the first Indian American Miss America. This shows the acceptance of people in America and how that has been changing over the past couple of years. --Brett

Miss America 2013 was crowned, however this winner was not the "norm." Nina Davuluri became the first Indian American Miss America. This shows the acceptance of people in America and how that has been changing over the past couple of years. --Brett

GEICO & DRIVE SMART Virginia launch pledge contest for students to combat distracted driving with Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan

GEICO & DRIVE SMART Virginia launch pledge contest for students to combat distracted driving with Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan

GEICO along with WAVY-TV* News Channel 10 and Teens with a Purpose have partnered with DRIVE SMART Virginia to take a stand against distracted driving

In addition to being Miss America 2003, Erika Harold is an attorney and a Republican candidate for the 13th Congressional District seat in the State of Illinois.

In addition to being Miss America 2003, Erika Harold is an attorney and a Republican candidate for the 13th Congressional District seat in the State of Illinois.

Miss America 2013: Mallory Hytes Hagan (NY) I LOVE her platform: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Miss America 2013: Mallory Hytes Hagan (NY) I LOVE her platform: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler crowns Mallory Hytes Hagan of New York ......originally from Alabama

Miss America 2013: Miss New York Mallory Hagan Wins

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler crowns Mallory Hytes Hagan of New York ......originally from Alabama

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