Sunday, March 18, 2007
Happy Birthday Vanessa Williams!
On this day in 1963 Vanessa Lynn Williams was born. Her parents announced her birth with a prophetic statement: 'Here she is, Miss America!'
She not only fulfilled her parents prophecy by becoming the first African-American Miss America but has built an enviable career for herself in the process. Vanessa has graced Broadway stages, television, Hollywood and the recording industry and racked up numerous awards in the process.
She's currently playing the delightfully backstabbing Wilhemina Slater on ABC's Ugly Betty.
Happy Birthday, Vanessa!