CNN When nude photos of a celebrity surface nowadays, it's often rumored that the star may have "leaked" them. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Controversies surrounding beauty queens. Vanessa Williams stepped down in as the first black Miss America after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.
She went on to have a successful singing and acting career and has written a memoir. Hide Caption. The picture appeared on Matalon's Instagram feed on January Greige responded by posting a statement on Facebook that said she was "very cautious to avoid being in any photo or communication with Miss Israel. Marjorie Wallace lost her Miss World title because the organization said that dating celebrities like Tom Jones during her reign threatened its reputation.
She had entered the pageant as Miss America. Gabriella Brum resigned within a day of winning the Miss World crown in , saying her boyfriend was unhappy that they'd be separated by her beauty queen duties.
She had entered the pageant as Miss Germany. Alicia Machado, Miss Universe , risked her crown after gaining some weight. She lost the weight and kept her title. Katrin Wrobel, Miss Germany , challenged a clause forbidding her to pose nude or to marry. She canceled her contract after becoming a well-known television game show host. Tara Conner almost lost her Miss USA title over substance abuse and rehab, and she came clean after her wild partying made national headlines.
She was allowed to keep her crown. The contest dethroned her and said lingerie-modeling photos emerged that breached her contract. Prejean sued, claiming that her firing was religious discrimination because of her opposition to same-sex marriage, and the pageant countersued.
The conflict ultimately ended after the revelation of a "sex tape. Mexican beauty queen Cynthia de la Vega said officials took away her crown after she gained weight, preventing her from competing in the Miss World pageant. Pageant officials refuted that, saying she lacked dedication and discipline. De la Vega had placed second in the Nuestra Belleza Mexico competition, a title that placed her on the list of contestants representing their nations in the Miss World contest.
And I needed the money, so I just decided to do it," she said of the video. Analouisa Valencia blazed trails in her quest to become Miss South Carolina in Valencia's father is from Mexico, and her mother is African-American. Valencia came out as a lesbian when she was in the ninth grade and took her girlfriend, Tamyra Bell, to her high school prom. Denise Garrido, left, was crowned Miss Universe Canada in May , but the committee gave the title to Riza Santos 24 hours later, saying it had made a mistake.
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That was far from the case in , when Vanessa Williams resigned as Miss America after Penthouse magazine published nude photos of her that had been taken before her month reign. Vanessa Williams gets Miss America apology. She stood on the brink of obscurity after the scandal but battled back to have a successful career in music and television. In today's society, nudity is much more common for celebrities and is often celebrated.
From Kim Kardashian's "breaking the Internet" in with her nude photo spread in Paper magazine to Sharon Stone's more recent baring it all in Harper's Bazaar, there seems to be hardly anyone left who hasn't stripped down.
Some argue that Kardashian wouldn't even be famous were it not for her appearance in a sex tape, and most actors barely blink an eye at doing nude scenes in movies or in magazines. Relationship expert Kimberly Moffit told Fox that baring it all can have a positive effect. Some women take pride in demonstrating to other women that all body types are beautiful and that beauty can take form in many ways. Those who follow Justin Bieber on Instagram were recently treated to a shot of a totally nude Biebs from the back. Comic and late-night talk show host Chelsea Handler has posted topless photos of herself on the social media site to draw attention to its double standard of showing shirtless men but not women.
More Videos Kim, Chelsea In , actress Jennifer Lawrence and model-actress Kate Upton were just two of the celebs who found private images of themselves released on the Internet after a hack of their iCloud accounts. And it's not just stars who are taking and sharing such images. John Suler, a member of the editorial board for the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, told the New York Daily News that nude photo taking is often the next level in selfie culture.
For her part, Williams told "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts that "it's a new day" at the Miss America organization that invited her to be head judge for this year's competition. Williams, who took a four-year hiatus following her controversy, said she is baffled that now celebs use such situations to make headlines and their career.