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Beauty Queens Trash Conner, Rees

2/1/2007 4:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tara Conner apologized to America on "Today," but not everyone's buying it.

Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley, in an interview airing Monday on "The Dr. Keith Ablow Show," said the news of Tara's drug and alcohol use was "very disappointing" and "unfortunate," and left her wondering if Conner ever "looked at it (being Miss USA) as a job."

Tara's runner-up, Miss California Tamiko Nash, also appears on the show and says she hoped Donald Trump would give her Conner's crown, adding that she would have felt guilty if crowned at Conner's expense. Riiiiight.

Katie Rees: Click to launchThe two also weigh-in on Miss Nevada Katie Rees and the girl-on-girl action shots that got her dethroned, saying that they thought it was "fair" and "justified."

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16.

.:coquin:.    

the girl with the white shirt's booby looks meaty. in a bad way. it's like a hunk of steak. cheap steak.
and how did that other broad win miss nevada? do they not have hot chicks there or something? it's like andy dick as a woman with a tongue like gene simmons. sexy.

2730 days ago
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Janet    

Trump said that he gave Tara a 2nd chance because she was a small town girl that was taken by New York! Well, Tara's drug and alcohol problems began at age 14, back in her little small town and before she saw the big lights! Trump was manipulated then, and she has proven that for the majority of her reign she has not been performing her duties as outlined by her contract. Trump has set up a terrible precendent for future winners. Why not just rename her Miss Rehab 2007? But in reality, I think that for her to be a "role model" for other young people with drug/alcohol problems she should have been through rehab and had a significant amount of time under her belt being sober before believing that she has changed. Big whoppeedo she is sober after a day or two of getting out of rehab! She is being babysat constantly.

2730 days ago
18.

Whatever    

People are still talking about this whore??

2729 days ago
19.

The Pump    

Wait. Hold up. Somebody actually watched Dr. Keith Albow's show?

2729 days ago
20.

Janet    

To Melissa, you are missing some very important details - Tara never admitted that she had a problem before she was sent to rehab to save her job. She actually said to say that she had a problem with alcohol would be an exaggeration. She also manipulated Trump into believing that she was some wholesome naive little small town girl that got swallowed up by the big bad New York (that is why he gave her a 2nd chance and not Miss NV) although Tara was also known for her public displays of affection with males and females (including Miss TEEN USA) and drug use and drinking, missing her scheduled appearances. Basically she was screwing up her entire contract with Miss USA by violating all of their rules. But she said if you are offered "free counseling" than you should take it. So a FAR CRY from admitting she had a problem. Now she admits that she has been doing these same behaviors since age 14 (she's 21 now) so that is a very long time ago before the destructive influences of New York. She was an addict before the beauty pagent. Since coming out of her supervised DETOX (not much rehab happens in a couple of weeks) she says that she has nothing to say to those who "judge" her. Excuse me? She has been a liar and manuipulator and now she doesn't want to respond to those who don't swallow her every word? What ever happen to the AA rules of making a list of those you hurt, and where ever possible to make amends for it. Tara deserves to have people not believe her hook, line and sinker. Tara deserves the questioning eye until she has proven otherwise. Simply surviving a couple of weeks in rehab does not make her a changed person. She really can't be a role model for addicts in recovery, because she really hasn't accomplished that for herself yet. Now after five years of soberity, maybe she can be a spokesperson. If she actually proven a change.

2729 days ago
21.

Janet    

Tara has been drinking and using drugs for 7 years. She has not used for 21 days while in a posh rehabilitation center that strictly supervised her. Sounds like she really has changed her life around! Lets see her remain sober for at least as long as she's been using before believing the new Tara is different than the old Tara.

2729 days ago
22.

D    

WHORES! WHORES! WHORES! GROW UP! OH, I'M SORRY, YOUR 21 MAYBE 22! OBVIOUSLY, WAY UNDER 22-23 YEARS OLD, FOR SOME REASON YOU YOUNG GIRLS/BABIES/WHORES NEED TO GROW UP AND NOT THINK THAT HAVING A CHICK GO DOWN ON YOU IS A WAY TO GET A MAN OR RESPECT. I COULD UNDERSTAND IF THEY WERE A LITTLE OLDER AND MAYBE HAD A CLUE IF THEY WERE LEZBIAN OR BISEXUAL, ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION! THESE, MY BOYS, ARE NOTHING BUT LITTLE DIRTY SLUTS THAT ARE NOTHING BUT, MAYBE, GOOD TO LOOK AT FOR A MINUTE, IF THAT; BUT THIS IS OBVIOUSLY FOR ATTENTION. YOU GUYS CAN GO ON WAY BETTER SITES THAN LOOK AT THESE STUPID BITCHES

LOOK AT ME - I'M A DIRTY WHORE! WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO BE THE MOTHER OF YOUR CHILDREN?????

GROW THE F*** UP DIRTY SLUTS!

LOVE,

SOMEONE WHO IS WAY BETTER LOOKING THAN ANY OF YOU WHORES AND DON'T NEED TO PUT MY FACE AND WHAT YOU CALL TITS ON A COMPUTER!

2729 days ago
23.

Janet    

To have Tara as a spokesperson/role model while actively trying to rehabilitate herself is plain irresponsible. She nows has a full time babysitter to prevent her from being able to embarass the pagent even further, but imagine how stressful that is to her. She needs to be focusing on her own recovery rather than these PR stunts. To have her be a spokesperson for the recovered addict is like having Devlin go on a speaking tour against kidnapping little boys. He may know a thing or two about it, but not the best spokesperson for that topic especially after just getting caught.

2729 days ago
24.

Stan    

This Rees chick is ugly and has a wart on her face.

2729 days ago
25.

Standards are badly needed.    

Man, I'd be embarrassed and humiliated if I were one of the two girls in that photo. I wonder what their Moms think. And I'm Shallow Hal...

2729 days ago
26.

kelbo    

You know, I think that it's remarkable that this girl got as far as she did, with the addictions she suffers from. Maybe we should all stop bashing her and try instead to understand addiction. No one chooses to be an addict, but addiction is rampant among our society. If one has the genetic vulnerability, and then adds to that the availability that a life such as hers allows, then it's no wonder the addiction took hold. Get off all your high horses, people!

2729 days ago
27.

Janet    

But Kelly, Tara did decide to drink and use drugs since age 14 and no one forced her to do that. Tara decide to be part of the pagent world, one which she was well aware of the obligations that went along with it. She failed at her employment contract which was for only one year! She is hardly a spokesperson for people in recovery when she still can't own up to her errors. She should resign with dignity, rather than clutch onto something she is unworthy of right now. She was be someone far easier to admire if she resigned because she is well aware that she had never wore the crown with honor, and never upheld her obligations that the title expected of her.

2729 days ago
28.

Janet    

To Kelly - from seeing Tara's public displays of sexual behavior with MISS TEEN USA and others (male and female) - I guess we can pretty much figure how how she got as far as she did. Don't need talent to win a Trump's pagent (No, only Miss America has a talent expectation) Trump's beauties are all about the appearance only. And Miss Tara is good at playing the "appearance card" isn't she?

2729 days ago
29.

Janet    

Wawawa Kelly no one choses to be an addict! Yeah what if Devlin is addicted to sex with little boys? Should we pitty him too? Or maybe make him a pagent king? Should we look up to addicts who have lost control over their lives to be role models for the rest of society? Even if Tara had a genetic vulnerability to addiction doesn't make her behavior any less despicable in her job, nor does it make her any more worthy to wear the crown. She can work on her recovery on her own time. She robbed the other contestants. Mr. Trump's pagents have lost credibility because what were there? 4 of the winners who have violated their contracts this year?

2729 days ago
30.

Standards are badly needed.    

Addiction my arse. Tara likes to party. She can probably say 'no' any time she likes, but likes to say yes. When these goofs are caught, they all jump on the rehab bandwagon to garner public sympathy to bouy their failing image.
I know many people that are addicts and really need rehab, but are too messed up to get it. How many 'addicts' do you know that are functional enough to claw their way to Ms. America ? This chick just got caught. Period. Party on, Garth.

2727 days ago
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