In 1984, Vanessa Williams was the reigning Miss America.
To win that pageant was to lose your identity.
Why shouldn't I trust him? But because of Penthouse, the entire country, the entire world, knew who Vanessa Williams was.
I can't even show them to my wife.
The pageant then was compulsory viewing for much of the public, and winning it was atop many a little girl's to-do list.
Seventy-two hours later, practically to the minute, Williams became a Miss America first for a second time when she resigned.