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Tara Sinks;

Trump Likes the Ink

12/18/2006 5:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It won't be a very happy 21st birthday today for Tara Conner: The Kentucky beauty is on the verge of losing her Miss USA crown over allegations of drug use and excessive partying, and sources tell TMZ she will be replaced tomorrow officially by Tamiko Nash, Miss California.

The damning evidence continues to mount against Conner, whose tumultuous reign began in April. Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported that Conner had failed a drug test for cocaine. Sources confirm to TMZ that after she was "caught red-handed," she took a hair follicle drug test that returned positive for coke.

What's more, we're told that pageant officials knew they had a problem with Conner and her wild ways "the minute she was crowned," and have been deeply troubled by her friendship with 18-year-old Miss Teen USA Katie Blair. The pair have been spotted kissing (yes -- each other) in bars, and returning together to her posh Trump Place apartment -- which Conner has since vacated -- late at night with a variety of men. To be clear, a rep for the pageant says that the allegations about Miss Teen USA are totally unfounded.

Meanwhile, TMZ has learned that The Donald himself could have made a decision on Conner's future weeks ago, and allowed the matter to pass with a minimum of media attention. However, according to a well-placed insider, Trump has been relishing the publicity that the Conner situation has generated for his pageant and let the fiasco continue to play out.

Tara may be cheered a bit to learn that at least one payday awaits: Penthouse magazine has been actively courting her services for a photo spread...

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Matt    

Hey Farrah. When exactly WILL I KNOW the pageant is racist? I think people being COLORED blind in the future would be a horrible thing. I think it's great that you want to Congatulate your sister with a capital C and all, but for what? Maybe she should OF won in the first place. I can understand why you think so, her being your sister and all, or is it that the color of the contestant's skin should have been taken into account when picking the winner. Or maybe the judges should have eliminated all contestants with lighter skin tones immediately in fear of being called racists? -Matt

2760 days ago
182.

Tiffany    

Let's be real-Miss Crackhead '06 has kept her crown. I hate the way she cried and carried on like she was some kind of victim, when in fact, she is just another druggie and new to the line of overrated blonde women. Now it's time for her to get a book deal or pose for Playboy. OR release a sex tape with her and Miss Teen USA.

2760 days ago
183.

Tiffany    

At first I thought that was Danny Bonaduce.

2760 days ago
184.

Matt    

Hey Farrah. When exactly WILL I KNOW the pageant is racist? I think people being COLORED blind in the future would be a horrible thing. I think it's great that you want to Congatulate your sister with a capital C and all, but for what? Maybe she should OF won in the first place. I can understand why you think so, her being your sister and all, or is it that the color of the contestant's skin should have been taken into account when picking the winner. Or maybe the judges should have eliminated all contestants with lighter skin tones immediately in fear of being called racists? -Matt

2760 days ago
185.

Tiffany    

*sigh* I will assume that the same people who do not like that there are scholarships for black people will also dislike scholarships for Native Americans and Asians. I'm willing to bet that the vast majority of scholarship money goes to whites, so what's wrong with scholarships targeted to minorities? It sounds as though some people are referring to Affirmative Action. AA helps mostly white women, but of course no one dare complain about that. And what about Black History Month? In high school and even college we learn about white people every month except maybe Feb. and summer. I would rather learn about African/ African American history all the time, but until then what's so wrong with Black History Month? And there are days when we will observe even the most murderous, heinous Europeans (i.e. Columbus day) even if there feat had long before been accomplished by Asians and Africans. I will assume that the persons will also have problems with a Latino or Women's history month.

And there have been instutitions that have helped Europeans Americans mostly, like the GI Bill and New Deal for starters.

Why do you think there wouldn't be black pageants? That's just about, save a handful of exceptions, the only way a black woman can win a pageant. Even if she's black, she better be mixed. Look who's winning these pageants-blonde, white women!

2760 days ago
186.

donny lafave    

Maybe all of the BIG mouths anxious to talk trash about racism should go see the WILL SMITH movie. The "brother" who he portrays in that movie decided to take a detour and avoid the route so many "underprivileged" member of the minority community elect to take.

He clearly proved those who shout racism are only looking for an excuse to explain their abysmal, pathetic situation.

2757 days ago
187.

Richards is a racist bastard    

''Out of the frying pan and into the fire'' Well it was nice knowing u Tara

2748 days ago
188.

Joe t. Pico    

Damn she's hot, so what if she did some yayo, she's still smokin hot

498 days ago
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