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First Runner-Up to Become Miss USA

12/15/2006 4:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Miss USAWith her dethroning imminent, Tara Conner's days as Miss USA are numbered. There she goes.

One day after pageant boss Donald Trump publicly denied that reigning Miss USA Tara Conner was being dethroned, TMZ has learned that first runner-up, Miss California Tamiko Nash, will be inheriting the crown.

A source tells TMZ that Miss California was contacted with the news by a high-ranking pageant official and told she will take the title once Trump finally makes the official announcement in the coming week.

The Miss USA Organization released a statement on Thursday stating that they are "evaluating" Conner's "behavioral and personal issues" in order to decide how they will go forward with her reign. Conner's questionable behavior allegedly stems from inappropriate behavior at New York nightclubs. The underage beauty queen turns 21 on Monday.

Tamiko Nash is a Los Angeles native and appeared on NBC's "Deal or No Deal" earlier this year.

A rep for Miss USA tells TMZ, "Mr. Trump will make a decision in the upcoming week regarding Tara Conner and her reign. No one has been contacted and no decisions have been made."

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91.

Cecil Jones    

I thought Britney was a genius for giving the world a little peek, but Donald Trump is a "Marketing God". The first rule of business is "Sex Sells". How do you get the most beautiful people...run a pagent. It's like being a pimp. Sometimes, an employee might fail to read the fine print. There's that clause dealing with "All other duties assigned." I think a Miss America willing to do anything is a great asset. I hope she didn't refuse a special favor for the man. We'll never know if that contract also has a clause dealing with "non disclosure"? Firing Miss America is good for the pagent, her career, and great for "The Donald". He gets to try out someone else. That Miss America can come to Vegas and join the "Brat Pack". She's young, hot and a little crazy to make a Trump mad. It's not a total loss. Jenny McCarthy would love to have a girl like that at the Palms. Oh behalf of Sin City, I would like to thank Donald "if" he fires her. His loss is our gain. Think of the publicity.

2833 days ago
92.

TrixieTrue    

Hey Farrah....

I think it was a black beauty pageant winner who was the first to be stripped of her crown....I guess with white girl Tara being dethroned "we're" even, huh?

Get rid of the race card...it's old, it's worn out and it's overused....

2833 days ago
93.

lisainla    

EVERYONE GET A GRIP. I DOUBT VERY SERIOUSLY IF "FARRAH" IS REALLY A BLACK WOMAN. IT IS PROBABLY A POSER TRYING TO GET RACISTS RANTS STARTED ON THE SITE AGAIN. READ BETWEEN THE LINES PEOPLE, RACISTS ARE CRAFTY AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO SPREAD HATE JUST IGNORE "HIM, HER, IT, FARRAH"

2833 days ago
94.

Annette    

Black, White, Pink, Purple or Plaid, color doesn't matter. If you hold the title or office, no matter what title or office, your behavior should be held to a higher standard. If you behave in such a way that it disrespects the title or office. you should be removed & replaced with someone who will respect it. This country needs good role models for our youth to follow.

2833 days ago
95.

Abba    

WHO GIVES A CRAP ANYMORE.....THIS ALL ABOUT BLACK vs WHITE...THIS WHOLE THING IS A BUNCH OF BULL SHIT....WE ARE ALL THE SAME ON THE INSIDE..I DONT CARE WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN THE OTHER PERSON....YALL JUST NEED TO GROW UP AND ACT LIKE ADULTS....THIS IS SO OLD IT ISNT FUNNY NO MORE...

2833 days ago
96.

Kay    

I have observed over the years that the majority of racist remarks are made by Africian Americans. Get over it!!! It's the native americans that have gotten the shaft and are still getting it, they are the ones who have been abused, denied and forced to live in poverty.

If the current Miss USA screwed up then it is only right the first runner up gets the crown.

2833 days ago
97.

Kay    

Farrah if she is a white trash honky, you are a welfare,sucking off this country ,Nigger.

If you want to be respected and your race to be respected, respect others.

2833 days ago
98.

mia    

i do think that she violated her contract and therefore should be disciplined. however, i also think they should lower the drinking age to 18. if you're old enough to vote, and old enough to join the army and possibly die defending this country, then you are certainly old enough to drink.

2833 days ago
99.

I agree with dimwit    

Farrah,
Keep the racist coments to yourself, you ignorant ass! People like you should gey a swift kick in the ass!! As for the comment about a life in porn.... (what a sh*tty thing to say) and you have got to be joking!! This type of publicity will make her a super star!! I don't necessarily agree with it, however look at other young Hollywood females and the publicity they get for their partying ways. As for her losing her crown, I think it is ridiculous!! The girl is almost 21 years old and most people that age are partying and acting the fool... Nobody's perfect!! I mean if we are going to condemn this young woman for a little bad behavior, what about all those politicians out there who are doing that and MUCH worse (and on tax payers dollars no less)!! At least her age and lack of experience is her excuse!! People should focus on more important issues like the war that we shouldn't be fighting, not whether or not Miss USA has had one too many on a few occasions. Give her a slap on the wrist and tell her to change and move on!! As for Farrah, there is no helping you bitch!! Someday you're gonna talk like that to the wrong person and get a foot up your ass or worse. I just wish I could be there to witness it.

2833 days ago
100.

I agree with dimwit    

This had nothing to do with race....but since there are some retarted ass people out there I would like to comment on some of the stuff written!!
I won't say all but many blacks that I encounter in school and other places are extremely racist against whites and have no trouble saying it!!. I experience it all the time. It just doesn't effect me because I could care less what other people say whether black or white. I will say, however, that blacks get away with saying a lot more racially based comments then whites and I find that annoying. If I were to say a quarter of those comments just reverse them I would be condemned. I would also like to add that I wish I could get a scholarship in school, not for my academic ability, but for being minority. That would be fantastic!! Since people wanted to go there I thought I would add my piece bitches!!

2833 days ago
101.

Mel    

I am kind of glad things worked out the way they did because I always felt that Tamiko should have won the crown over Tara. I was shocked when Tara won and never really understood the judges' reasoning. Of course this is all a matter of opinion and I am sorry that Tara had to be dethroned like that but I think things worked out well in the end. It is a shame that Tamiko will only have four months to enjoy her reign but I am sure that she will make the best of it.

2833 days ago
102.

Roegster    

Miss USA is a joke, and Tara showed us the joke is on us. She's just a party girl, and a slut, and made it to Miss USA. Hahahahaha!

2833 days ago
103.

Aleisa    

First, of all to #92 how the hell are you gonna come down on Farrah for being racist and you pull the same dumb sh*t by calling her a n*gger what the f*** does that make you? Hell, I'm black and I don't agree with Farrah but don't stoop to her level that makes you look ignorant and congratulation dumb ass you succeeded. To the stupid ass ( I think #82) who said the blacks think we run the world bitch no man, no race, no gender run this world only one GOD. You ask why we(blacks) have BETJ, BET, Miss Black America, United Negro Fund, Black History Month and all the rest If I recall when MTV first aired they wouldn't give black artists any airtime so that's where BET come from if you don't like our channels or shows sh*t don't watch believe me you ain't hurting no one. We have Black History Month cause all most everything YOU STUPID MOTHERF***AS use was invented by black people and we celebrate it every year cause I think dumb ass like you need to be reminded so next time THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID BEFORE TALKING OUT OF YOUR ASS! And as for the the current Miss USA she had a contact to follow and she broke it and now has to pay for it. And the runner up should have won in the first place( it doesn't matter that she is black) she looks better and would have made a great Miss USA.

2833 days ago
104.

Alice    

We can only speculate as to whether race played a factor in the Miss USA pagent. Its not out of the realm of possibility for race to have been a factor in the minds of the judges, even if subconciously. Quite a few people have emphasized how graceful and poised and qualified the runner up, Tamiko was, in comparison to Tara. It seems to me that in itself raises the question of WHAT then was it, that gave Tara that extra bump to win? To speculate that race could have been a factor is not unreaonable at all.

I profoundly disagree with everyone who has blasted her as racist - clearly most of you are unfamilar with what racism really is about. When a minority group has been systematically singled out for oppression over a period of centuries or decades, it should be so surprise that the victims of that treatment are the first to recognize it, observe, and be sensitive to it. It touches a nerve, notwithstanding the fact that slavery has been gone for a long time. The reminents of that period have not been erased, and have persisted into the present day in the form of police brutality, discrimination in hiring and education, and so on. The fact we have programs aimed at african americans is an attempt by whites to right the horrific wrongs done to them in the past. You cant have reverse racism because racism is about who has the power. Whites have always had the power and the privilege, and systematically denied that to blacks. Period. If programs give blacks a leg up, its because whites have been pulling them down since the mayflower.

I cannot comment either way on wheter race played a role in Miss USA. Maybe it did, maybe it didnt. None of us can know for sure. But we shouldnt immediately discount race, or pretend racism doesnt exist. To ignore it, pretend it never factors into who gets jobs, who wins competitions, is complete ignorance.

2833 days ago
105.

dsat    

The only thing Conner is guilty of is
emulating her peers in the weird realm of
fame---drink when you are underage (do
they EVER card these girls at the DOOR), hire
a publicist (Paris has had one since she
was 15) show your snatch (clever. and shaved too!)
pop out a baby or two (why not? Their parents
had 'em early and look how THEY turned out)
and smile smile smile.
OH.
And use a cell phone and buy a dog while your at it.
And let the bloggers grab their mouse in a frenzy.

2833 days ago
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