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Pageantry Review – Vanessa Williams Recalls How Her Miss America Win Made Her ‘Grow Up Overnight
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Pageantry Review – Vanessa Williams Recalls How Her Miss America Win Made Her ‘Grow Up Overnight

Vanessa Williams made history becoming the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America, but the road ahead for her was not an easy one. Thirty-eight years later, Williams, 58, says winning the title made her “grow up overnight.” “I really wasn’t prepared [to handle how the country took my win] because I’d never been...

In our archives – First Miss France
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In our archives – First Miss France

A few months after the First World War, it was on an idea by Belgian journalist Maurice de Waleffe that Le Journal organized the contest of “La plus belle femme de France”. The idea of his instigator was to “highlight the physical splendor” and to prove that “the choice of the majority indicates the instinctive...