Vanessa Williams Speaker
Vanessa Williams Speaker Profile
Williams began competing in beauty pageants in the early 1980s. Williams won Miss New York in 1983, and went to the Miss America national pageant in Atlantic City. She was crowned Miss America 1984 on September 17, 1983 making her the first-ever Miss America of African American descent. Prior to the final night of competition, Williams won both the Preliminary Talent and Swimsuit Competitions from earlier in the week. Williams reign as Miss America was not without its challenges and controversies
After time out of the spotlight, Williams secured a record deal, and released her debut album, The Right Stuff in 1988. The first single, The Right Stuff, found major success on the R&B chart while the second single Hes Got the Look found similar success on the R&B charts. The third single, Dreamin, was a pop hit becoming Williams first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #8, and her first number one single on the Hot R&BHip-Hop Songs chart. The album reached gold status in the U.S. and earned her three Grammy Award nominations, including one for Best New Artist.
Williams first television appearance was on a 1984 episode of The Love Boat, playing herself. She subsequently made guest appearances on a number of shows, including T.J. Hooker, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, LateLine, MADtv, Ally McBeal and Boomtown.
Williams has appeared in advertisements for RadioShack. She is a spokesmodel for Proactiv Solution, and was the first African American spokesmodel for LOral cosmetics in the late 1990s. Her other media appearances include endorsing Crest Rejuvenating Effects Toothpaste, endorsing Disneyland and Universal Studios in a VisitCalifornia advert for the UK and Ireland 2008, and hosting the 6th Annual 2008 TV Land Awards show.
She appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2000 as a contestant, and once again on 10 August 2009 as a celebrity guest during the shows 10th anniversary prime-time special editions, winning 50 000$ for her charity.
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Recent Vanessa Williams Blogs
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 11:36 pm
American actor and writer Ben Stein is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the AmeriQuest Symposium later this month in Florida. This is the 12th annual event in which AmeriQuest has been involved in, and it is designed to be an opportunity for businesses to get together and discuss solutions to help their organizations grow and keep up with the modern economy. Stein will be at the...[Read More]
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 11:28 pm
The CEO and Lead Designer for the company SpaceX has been announced to be the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference at the Boston Marriott Copley Square from July 7-9. Elon Musk is expected to deliver a great speech with lots of insight given that he works in the aerospace field. The South African born Canadian-American business...[Read More]
Posted on 23 February 2015 | 4:30 pm
American celebrity chef and TV personality Carla Hall delivered a keynote speech about how to cook using smart choices for food to an audience over 350 people at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somersets annual heart health event at the Bridgewater Manor. The Top Chef star was a finalist on the show in seasons five and eight, and she is currently a co-host on ABCs food show...[Read More]
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