Search Submit. Though this was one of the lowest moments in her life, the scandal that cost her the crown did not stop her from success as it set her up for one of the greatest comebacks in entertainment history, according to TIME. Support Pan-African Journalism Subscribe. When she was crowned as Miss America in September , she gained wide acclaim for being the first African-American winner of the title but on July 23, , few weeks before the end of her reign, she handed over her crown. The photographer had told her confidently at the time that those photos were just silhouettes and that they would never be out of the studio. But the exact opposite happened, as Penthouse bought and published the unauthorized nude photographs of Williams, some showing her in a compromising position with another nude woman.
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Ramsey Carpenter-Bearse, 29, faces up to two years in prison. A former Miss Kentucky beauty queen has admitted to sending nude photos of herself to a year-old — and now faces up to two years in prison for her crime. I messed up big-time. Carpenter-Bearse was crowned Miss Kentucky in After her reign, she began working as a teacher in West Virginia. Under her maiden name of Carpenter, Carpenter-Bearse won the Miss Kentucky pageant after she impressed judges by playing the fiddle.
A former Miss Kentucky was arrested for sending nude photos to a boy.
She impressed beauty pageant judges with her fiddle playing and tugged at hearts with her personal battle with multiple sclerosis, but now former Miss Kentucky Ramsey Bearse is back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The year-old Bearse was arrested in West Virginia on suspicion of sending topless photos via Snapchat to a teenage boy, authorities said. Bearse, an eighth-grade science teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, was charged with four felony counts of distribution or display of obscene matter to minors. She was arrested on Thursday after she admitted to investigators from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office that she sent the victim at least four topless images of herself between August and October, according to a criminal complaint. At the time, the victim was 14 or 15 years old, sheriff's officials said. An investigation was launched on Dec. Ferrell wrote in the criminal complaint. Following her arraignment on Friday, Bearse, who has been married to a coal mining executive since , told reporters, "I have no comment to make to you all at this time. Emch's request to have her released on her own recognizance was rejected by a magistrate, who told him during the arraignment, "I don't think that would be proper at this stage.
Twenty-eight-year-old Ramsey Bearse is charged with four felony counts of distributing or displaying obscene matter to a minor. The boy's parents discovered the images on his phone, and that's when the former Miss America contestant admitted to sending the pictures, FOX News reported. Competing under her maiden name Ramsey Carpenter, she was crowned Miss Kentucky in The following year she competed in the Miss America Pageant. The school district declined to comment on the specifics of the case. In a statement issued Friday, Kanawha County Schools Communications Director Briana Warner said, "We cannot comment on personnel matters, but we will follow all applicable policies and procedures. The safety and security of our students is our top priority.