It must have been very early on in her life as a recognizable public entertainer that Vanessa Williams tired of being asked about her miraculous rebound after being dethroned as Miss America in 1984 due to fallout from letting her buns hang out in an issue of Penthouse magazine. Imagine Vanessa Williams as "Dr. Grace Carr" during the 1996 season of the medical melodrama Chicago Hope, setting aside her prescription pad and drilling her interlocutor with a steely, heart-halting gaze. "Do I look like I was ever Miss America?" the good doc might say. "Is this the kind of body that could propel Penthouse to a stratospheric boost in sales?" The perplexed patient might be forgiven for thinking "yes indeed" to both questions, but the facts are otherwise. Oddly enough, the world in its generosity has given us in the bleachers two gorgeous, talented black women named Vanessa Williams, and each is to be cherished for her distinct wonder.