Entertainment Miss America 2016 competition photos Print Share fbShare Tweet Email This year's Miss America beauty pageant on Sunday was remarkable for the return of Miss America Vanessa Williams, who received an apology from the organizers for having been told to give up her crown after nude photos of her were published without her permission. Other than Williams' return, it was the standard beauty-and-glamour show that people have come to expect from the competition. This year's winner was Georgia contestant Betty Cantrell. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.