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Miss America Apologized To Vanessa Williams After 32 Years

She graced them with her presence and they bowed down.

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“I have been a close friend of this beautiful and talented lady for 32 years. You have lived your life in grace and dignity, and never was it more evident than during the events of 1984 when you resigned,” CEO Sam Haskell III said to Williams.

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"Though none of us currently in the organization were involved in, on behalf of today's organization, I want to apologize to you and to your mother, Ms. Helen Williams," Haskell continued.

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Williams then graced the audience with her song "Oh How the Years Go By," accompanied by a montage of her crowning and the years since.

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