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Williams -- Being 'Miss Anything' Is a Setback

5/21/2009 4:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Vanessa Williams and "biblically correct" Miss California have both had their reputations tarnished by nudie pics in their past -- but according to the "Ugly Betty" star, it's pageantry in general that's damaging to one's credibility.

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Williams was on "Larry King Live" last night, and when Carrie Prejean's name came up, she blasted beauty pageants as a whole -- calling them a "setback" to anyone trying to be a "serious artist."

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amy    

excellent notion

1879 days ago
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MojoCeltica    

A serious artist? Did you see the pic of Williams face deep in that other chick's muff?

1879 days ago
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toofastforyou!    

first again SUCKERS!!!HAHAHAHAHAHA

1879 days ago
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Rob    

I was lucky enough to hang out with V a few years ago. She is a total class act...beautiful inside and out! I will always remember her fondly. Watching with amazment as she ate chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes. gravy and all the fixin's at Virgil's Barbeque one afternoon on matinee day during her run in "Kiss of the Spiderwoman". YOU GO GIRL!!

1879 days ago
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NatTurner    

Damn, Vanessa has to be one of the most beautiful women on TV. As far as pageantry and being a serious artist, can anyone name the last five Miss USA or Miss America winners? Vanessa not only has an incredible singing career, but a stellar acting one. She is really the only one to make it big! No matter whose cooch she had her face in.

1879 days ago
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faaw-q attitude    

jealous ass bitch

1879 days ago
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MojoCeltica    

Dear KCB: Morality means it matters how you get there.

1879 days ago
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TimP    

Really? No one know or cares who Miss America is. The only reason she has a career is those photos and the controversy. With out them she just would of served out her term and disappeared. You can have the most talent in the world. But if you don't get the break it doesn't matter. I have no idea who Miss America is right know. But I can tell you everything about Miss California.

1879 days ago
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MojoCeltica    

9. Really? No one know or cares who Miss America is. The only reason she has a career is those photos and the controversy. With out them she just would of served out her term and disappeared. You can have the most talent in the world. But if you don't get the break it doesn't matter. I have no idea who Miss America is right know. But I can tell you everything about Miss California.by TimP

I agree completely with everything you just said.Perez Hilton made Carrie a star. I was stunned by her photos. Disappointed. I don't understand why young women think they must take their clothes off to make it in Hollywood but that seems to be the way it is.

1879 days ago
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Google-me-bitch!    

I agree with vanessa..pageants are all lame..and the winner is automatically a "role model"
how can a stranger be a role model to your kids is beyond me

1879 days ago
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LongJohn69    

Serious artists don't do pageants, do they?

1879 days ago
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NitroVideo    

Vanessa Williams is an extremely sexy and very smart lady. I imagine that she has a really good idea as to what these beauty contests do to a person's life. I think she forgets that her fame and money ultimately came from being Miss America, getting torn down, and later being a Penthouse feature. It is a big price to pay, but if you want money, you are going to pay for it one way or another. It is human nature to blame everyone for your mistakes except yourself.

1879 days ago
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Kimo    

Let's talk about the work she obviously had done to her nose! I'm guessing you also can't have a wide nose if you want to be a serious artist! Sad :-(

1879 days ago
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really    

She's the luckiest b-tch out there. We only know her because she was the only Miss America to have her title stripped, cuz she stripped before in some pictures that published in Penthouse. Name recognition. But you can't find a copy of the mag, because it also had pics of Traci Lords before it discovered that she was an underage porn star. That issue of Penthouse got pulled as it was child porn.

Miss Anything-- how about Miss I'm the luckiest woman around?

1879 days ago
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Bex    

She wouldn't even be famous if not for her stint at Miss America. What a moron.

1879 days ago
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