Vanessa Williams received quite an apology on Sunday night during the 2016 Miss America competition.
During the opening of the big show, Miss America CEO Sam Haskell apologized to Williams for how things were handled when the beauty was forced to give up her crown back in 1984. “I have been a close friend to this beautiful and talented lady for thirty two years. You have lived your life with grace and dignity and never was it more evident during the events of 1984 when you resigned,” Haskell told Vanessa, who ten months into becoming the first African American Miss America resigned after Penthouse magazine published nude photos of her.
Haskell continued, “Though none of us currently in the organization were involved in it, on behalf of today’s organization, I want to apologize for anything that was said and done to you and to your mother, Miss Helen Williams.”
He added, “I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less the Miss America that you are and the Miss America that you always will be.”
The actress returned to Miss America after a whopping 32 years and served as head judge for the main event which aired live on ABC. The beauty told Haskell that the apology was “so unexpected but so beautiful. I love the girls and I’m so honored to be back.”
Zendaya Coleman also joined Williams in judging the big show. The actress stunned in gorgeous, silver Michael Kors gown and looked like she could have been a runner up herself.
As for who was granted the coveted crown, Miss Mississippi, Betty Cantrell.
Congrats to the winner.
Prenup For What? The Real Reason Prince Harry Doesn’t Need Meghan Markle To Sign On The Dotted Line
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are keeping the fairytale alive by forgoing a prenup … but this might not be as romantic as it sounds.
According to a source, Harry believes his marriage to Meghan will last forever and there’s no reason to safeguard his £30 million fortune. “There was never any question in Harry’s mind that he would sign a prenup,” one of his “friends” told DailyMail. “He’s determined that his marriage will be a lasting one, so there’s no need for him to sign anything.”
Awww, that’s beautiful … but the gag is, even if Markle signed a prenup it wouldn’t mean much. Unfortunately, prenups are not legally enforceable in the UK. However, they are increasingly taken into account during divorce cases, so at least there’s that.
Also, Prince Harry isn’t the first to take this route. His big brother Prince William made the same move when he married Kate Middleton. In addition, their mother, Princess Diana, didn’t have a prenup either. Consequently, she had to fight tooth and nail to get her £17 million settlement when she divorced Prince Charles.
Hopefully, the royal couple’s union will be one that last a lifetime. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed on May 19th at Windsor Castle in England.
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