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Vanessa Williams nude photos for sale online

The nightmare doesn't seem to end for 'Ugly Betty' star Vanessa Williams,as the former beauty queen's nude photos which cost her the title of Miss America have been put on auction online.

Written by Agencies | Los Angeles |
August 24, 2009 9:55:52 am

The nightmare doesn’t seem to end for ‘Ugly Betty’ star Vanessa Williams,as the former beauty queen’s nude photos which cost her the title of Miss America have been put on auction online.

The starting bid for the allegedly original negatives of the photos on is USD 200,000,and has a termination date of September 1.

The first African-American woman to win the title,Williams was dethroned ten months later when it came to public that publisher of Penthouse magazine Bob Guccione had paid photographer Tom Chiapel for the rights to the nude photographs.

The nude photos were taken by Chiapel when Williams was working for him two years before she entered the Miss America title. They led her into so much controversy that she had to give up the title altogether.

Williams claimed the photos were personal and was under the assumption that they had been destroyed,also said that she’d never given consent for their sale. The auction items include all 156 negatives of the photos,and an alleged signed release form.

Even after the scandal,Williams rebounded with a multi-dimensional career as a singer,songwriter and actress.

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