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Miss USA -- I Was a Drunk, Coked Up Liar

2/1/2007 11:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Click to return to TMZ.comIn her first television interview since leaving rehab, Conner sat with "Today's" Matt Lauer and admitted to abusing alcohol and cocaine, as well as other drugs, and suggested that an abusive childhood may have contributed to her woes.

Tara also characterized the pre-rehab Tara as "manipulative" and "dishonest" and said that she would regularly sneak out of her Trump Plaza apartment to party all over Manhattan. She said she'd never had a legal drink, as all her boozing went down before her 21st birthday in December, and she fessed up to doing cocaine, but denied knowing whether she had tested positive for the drug.

Conner, dressed in a demure beige suit, then fidgeted awkwardly when asked by Lauer about being abused as a youth. Out of "respect" for her family, she wouldn't address specific questions about what kind of abuse Lauer meant, but admitted that it had happened. She also flatly rejected any possibility she would pose for Playboy and said that she had been sober for more than 50 days.

Lauer and Conner will continue their talk on "Dateline," which will include footage of her doling out meals at a soup kitchen in lower Manhattan.

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31.

Lenn K    

This is my third blog this morning and I think we all stop talking about the subject and start replying about Farrah comments. Guys, we let Farrah get to us and this is it's mission to disrupt and get everyone attacking it about race. This person is without a doubt a moron, so no more said. As far as Tara Conner, I'm not a fan and she should have been replaced.

2736 days ago
32.

Dean    

Most people rise above abuse and strive to make themselves better and heal. Not play the abuse card to explain their behavior later on in life and blame it for every little thing that they do. If Tara was that abused, she should have never even tried for Miss America and gone into therapy and stayed there. She needs therapy now and for a while it seems.

And I agree. There's much more important things going on in this world instead of being concerned about dead horses and coked out beauty queens that will no doubt have books and movies made about them on Lifetime. *roll eyes*

2736 days ago
33.

OK!    

farrah......play that funky music white boy.........

2736 days ago
34.

Agent D    

Good luck Tara. I've been there, and struggled with addiction also. It is a long road, but if you want to stop, you can. Good Luck.

2736 days ago
35.

OK!    

lets talk about me...........i love everybody.......

2736 days ago
36.

Agent D    

FARRAH, YOU RACIST INGNORENT BIGOT. START YOUR FIGHT FOR ENDING RACISM WITH YOURELF!!!!! YOU ARE THE BIGGEST RACIST I'VE SEEN ON THIS SITE. YOU USE MORE RACIAL SLURS THAN ANYONE ON HERE. HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR YOURSELF AND OTHER PEOPLE.

YOU ARE THE RACIST. START FIGHTING WITH YOURSELF.

YOU ARE A RACIST. YOU ARE A BIGOT. YOU ARE IGNORENT.

2736 days ago
37.

Vanessa Somerville    

Tara looks a lot like the porn star Savannah.

2736 days ago
38.

Dorian    

BOO HOO, BOO HOO HOO...I THINK I'LL GO POWDER MY NOSE NOW.



2736 days ago
39.

Down with stupid people!    

Farrah listen to this black girl, I understand what you are saying, but please sister stop. Please, you are making this really hard on us blacks who want to make a difference, change the racism and the points of views on us African Americans. Crackers (like you refer to them) are not all bad. They are just like us we have good and bad as well. Fight in a more positive way. Fight for equality. I have to say you sound so ignorant, pick up a book. You sound like you would look from stores if there was just one more riot. You are not doing any of us any good. And that's the truth! The pointy caps have mostly been put away, thank the Lord.
Lakisha Lamar
California

2736 days ago
40.

LeLe    

Farrah, I am a black woman also and yes there is still racism out there but calling names and continuing all this hostility, solves nothing. We are not in control. God is. You have to make a decision to just be happy in life regardless of what's going on around you. When you just love yourself, it doesn't really matter what other people say. I don't get offended by people calling me nigger or whatever other stereotypes they use. There is good and bad in every race. I had it bad growing up and experienced alot of racism but I pressed forward, got my education and fought for the life I wanted. Stay focused and much much love to you.

2736 days ago
41.

Only in    

hi eveone i wake from my nap i had dirty diaper mommy change it feal beter now pleez dont call my daddy names anymor he work hard culecting money from his real estate people bad in florda they want daddy to take down amercan flag daddy say he will fly his big flag wherevr he want to otaa me gota go mommy give me baba and nother nap me like sleepin with mommy

2736 days ago
42.

c'mon now    

She is probably still on coke and getting wasted every week. She should've lost the crown when this sh*t first happened. Trump is an idiot. He's supposed to be setting an example too since he is in charge is the pagent.

2736 days ago
43.

major    

tara, stop downplaying the chickenhawk dyke part of your deal. you and little miss teen usa in the same bedroom at 6am OHYEAH

she's so easy even a caveman can do it.

2736 days ago
44.

RUSTY    

Tara is doing the best thing anyone in her situation can do,and that is to come clean and admit she has a problem. I believe when you make a mistake most people will forgive you. Tara just ask God to guide you as you overcome your problems. As Fraah get a job you Ghetto Whore.

2736 days ago
45.

RUSTY    

Tara is doing the best thing anyone in her situation can do,and that is to come clean and admit she has a problem. I believe when you make a mistake most people will forgive you. Tara just ask God to guide you as you overcome your problems. As Fraah get a job you Ghetto Whore.

2736 days ago
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