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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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coco puff    

I'm so glad this coke head piece of white trash is gone. If the pageant wasn't so racist this would of never of happened. The sister is gonna rule with class and style. You go, girl.

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nicccccce. i'll have to by that issue of penthouse if it happends.

i would say playboy would have a better chance but since she's a coke head, she might want a fix and accept.

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This process could move a little faster, in my opinion. I'm just curious why I haven't heard anything on Miss Teen USA being "dethroned" if she's involved. Doesn't sound like she's holding her end up either.

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Christ!! WTF happened to Axl Rose?? He looks like an alien!!

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Coke head to crack head

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blah blah blah    

well what do ya know, farrah is back at it once again. and to top all she, he, it, was the 1st to make a comment
still trying to stir up the race game again farrah?

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coco puff    

Axel looks like a young Danny bonadouchy. I guess they most likely did lines together. I hope the black girl doesnt go down the same road.

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To #1, Im sorry you hate life so much that you turn this story into a racial dilema. Obviously you are the one with Racism issues "The sister is gonna rule with class". I know nothing about these pageants but if there is a problem with Black women not winning, my guess would be because black women are just not the most attractive race. (Sorry just a fact)

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he is an alien with a cool voice-or i used to like him---back in the day!!!!

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miss usa you f-cked up girlfriend.ya shoulda waited till the year was up before
you started partying it up!!!!

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Tom Cruise has landed    

Comments 1-8. Funny and totally true on all accounts!

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It seems as if that Farrah person is commenting on every single story that she can claim has a racial bias. Quit whining! Not everything is racially related/motivated, you twit. Go away, people are tired of hearing that garbage. "Waaa, whitey kept me down". Grrrrr.

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coco puff    

You'll know the pageant is racist. Stop with the BS about it being a even playing field. I will never stop speaking out about racism even though many whites would like me to. Trump is a racist and so were the judges, period.

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Miss USA and Miss Teen USA look very similar to each other.

I think Trump is loving the publicity so he can promote his next season of Apprentice next month.

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