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Vanessa Williams born March 18, is an American actress, singer, and fashion designer. She initially gained recognition as the first African American winner of the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America in September Several weeks before the end of her reign, however, a scandal arose when Penthouse magazine bought and published unauthorized  nude photographs of Williams.
A middle school teacher and former Miss Kentucky pageant winner has been arrested and charged with sending nude photographs of herself to a year-old boy, authorities said. The boy's parents found the photos on his phone and told police about them last week. They said their son was a student at Andrew Jackson from 6th to 8th grade and that Bearse was a teacher there during some of that time, according to a criminal complaint. In an interview with police, Bearse admitted to sending at least four photos of her topless via Snapchat from about August to October, the complaint states.
It might have been the lowest point in her life, as she told People inbut the scandal that led Vanessa Williams to resign her post as Miss America also set her up for one of the greatest comebacks in entertainment history. But they did leave the studio, partly because she was identifiable: photos of Miss America in compromising positions, some of them involving another nude woman, were worth their weight in gold. TIME reported that the photographer was paid more than Penthouse had ever paid for a photo spread before.
Ramsey Bearse admitted to sending the photos to the male student after his parents alerted authorities. She was entranced by the sound of the fiddle as a teenager and soon jumped in with older musicians at bluegrass joints in Kentucky, crafting a stage persona with a trademark instrument. But on Friday, Bearse, now a middle school science teacher outside Charleston, West Virginia, appeared before an audience of one - a magistrate judge who read four felony counts accusing her of sending nude photos of herself to a year-old former student over Snapchat.
Search Submit. Though this was one of the lowest moments in her life, the scandal that cost her the crown did not stop her from success as it set her up for one of the greatest comebacks in entertainment history, according to TIME. Support Pan-African Journalism Subscribe.
Williams originally made history on September 17,when she became the first black woman to win the Miss America crown. She attended Syracuse University and studied musical theater. Inwhile working a summer job as a receptionist at a modeling agency in Mt. After Williams became Miss America, the photographer sold the pictures to Penthouse without her knowledge.
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Getty Carpenter pictured at the Kentucky Derby. Ramsey Carpenter Bearse, a former Miss Kentucky winner and Miss America contestant who battles multiple sclerosis, is accused of sending obscene materials to a minor. The victim is a former student of Andrew Jackson middle. Bearse is a teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School.