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Tara Conner

Tara Elizabeth Conner (born December 18, 1985) is an American beauty queen and model, who was Miss USA 2006 and has also competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. Apart from her role as Miss USA, Conner has been employed as a model. She was a featured model on the HDNet series Bikini Fantasies in 2004, posing in Lake Tahoe. She has also held the titles Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002, Miss Kentucky County Fair 2004, and Miss Kentucky USA 2006. In late 2006, Conner became the center of a public scandal when news reports claimed she had been drinking underage, tested positive for the use of cocaine, heroin and crystal meth, and kissed Miss Teen USA Katie Blair, among other things. She was allowed to retain her title, provided she enter a drug rehabilitation program. On The Oprah Winfrey Show, Donald Trump said that he gave a second chance to Conner for personal reasons. His brother Fred died from alcoholism and Trump said, "I believe in second chances, and sometimes it works when you give somebody a second chance." After she was born in Dallas, Texas, Conner's family moved to Russell Springs, Kentucky, when she was six weeks old. Tara Conner stated that she started

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Mess USA: Clean & Sober & Inked

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- 3400 days ago
Legal Woes for Anna Nicole's Mom

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Tara Conner Celebrates 90 Days Sober

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- 3488 days ago
Tara Conner Blows Her Cover

Tara Conner Blows Her Cover

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Win a Date with Tara Conner!

Win a Date with Tara Conner!

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Tara Conner Reunites with Makeout Partner

Tara Conner Reunites with Makeout Partner

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- 3525 days ago
Beauty Queens Trash Conner, Rees

Beauty Queens Trash Conner, Rees

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