"That's crazy (nowadays) to think that you can look at a scandal and think that that would be good for your career, whereas for me, it took every ounce of credibility that I had and wiped it out." Actress/singer Vanessa Williams is stunned by how celebrity sex scandals can now be used to launch or boost careers, more than 30 years after she was stripped of her Miss America title following a nude picture controversy. The Ugly Betty star is now returning to the beauty pageant as head judge for 2015's live televised final, which takes place on Sunday (13Sep15) in Atlantic City, New Jersey.