Vanessa Williams is returning to the Miss America stage this weekend.
For the first time since she was crowned Miss America, Williams will return as head judge of the Miss America pageant. She joins host Chris Harrison, co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet, music curator Nick Jonas and celebrity judges Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Danica McKellar, Kevin O’Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya.
Williams made history as the first African-American woman to win the crown back in 1984. She was famously forced to resign 10 months into her reign after nude photos from her past appeared in Penthouse. Since then, Williams has become a celebrated entertainer, with TV roles, albums, and acclaimed Broadway appearances.