Vanessa Williams shocked fans by posting a makeup-free selfie on Facebook. The former beauty queen captioned the photo: “No filter… No energy.”
Fans were shocked by the selfie that shows the “Ugly Betty” star had aged far beyond her 60 years.
One person tweeted: “There’s no way this can be Vanessa Williams aging like Skeletor !!!!!”
Another person wrote: “Not y’all coming for Vanessa Williams, when y’all look the way y’all do.”
And a third user tweeted: “Aunty Vanessa Williams is still so GORGEOUS!!!! OMG.”
Please stop circulating this Vanessa Williams photo. She was doing physical/manual labor in the hot ass sun and she’s clearly lost weight, which is the majority of the reason the pic looks the way it does. She’s also intentionally making a drab facial expression in the photo.
— Monie in The Middle (@BeyStare) July 11, 2023
A fan shared video of Vanessa taken during the 4th of July weekend. As you can see, she’s still beautiful!
What a whirlwind of the 4th of July weekend! Ms Vanessa Williams meet up after several years. pic.twitter.com/88xNULPW8Y
— Donald Robinson (@sowmusic) July 6, 2023
Vanessa was the first Black woman to win the Miss America beauty pageant in 1984. But she resigned in disgrace after a photographer leaked nude photos of her.
Some of the photos showed Vanessa having intimate relations with another woman. It was a huge scandal at the time.
However, Vanessa went on to do bigger and better things as an R&B singer and actress.
32 years after her resignation, officials with the 2016 Miss America pageant apologized publicly to Vanessa.