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Flashback Friday: Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, Follows in the Footsteps of Broadway's Vanessa Williams

The Trip to Bountiful star Vanessa Williams broke boundaries as the first African-American Miss America in 1984.

By New York City

Last Sunday, the new Miss America, Nina Davuluri (this year's Miss New York), performed a Bollywood-inspired performance at the live televised pageant. On Wednesday, she headed over to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to catch up with Miss America 1984-turned-Tony-nominated-Broadway-star Vanessa Williams after one of her performances in The Trip to Bountiful. The meeting of the boundary-breaking beauties made us nostalgic for Williams' crown-winning rendition of "Happy Days Are Here Again."

Take a look at the impressive display of Williams' pre-Broadway vocal chops. (For fun, count how many times she blinks throughout her performance. The number will blow your mind.)

Tags: Vanessa WilliamsThe Trip to BountifulMiss AmericaNina DavuluriHappy Days Are Here Again


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