However, she returned to pageantry arena in November 2005 and bagged Miss Kentucky USA crown. She traveled to Los Angeles for a special episode of Deal or No Deal.
I became famous as "Mess USA" when my boss — now the president of the United States — tossed me into rehab after I tested positive for cocaine.' Conner goes on to write how incredible President Trump was in that moment, refusing to humiliate her any further and giving her a second chance.
Later in the piece she details how difficult her upbringing had been, and some of the factors she believes may have turned her into an addict.'My uncle molested me when I was 3.
Few people knew my name and my "Miss USA story,"' writes Conner.
'Later that year, millions knew my name because of my real story, the story I didn't want shared.
Tara is originally from Dallas, Texas and later moved to Russell Springs, Kentucky with her family.
Career and Road to fame Tara Conner came to light right from 2001, the year she won Miss Kentucky Teen USA title.
The Miss USA pageant just lined up the hottest judges panel ever assembled -- no offense to U.
Nine former Miss USA or Miss Universe contestants and title holders will sit on the panel Sunday night, and they include: - Rima Fakih (Miss USA 2010)- Tara Conner (Miss USA 2006)- Crystle Stewart (Miss USA 2008)- Nana Meriwether (Miss USA 2012)- Brook Lee (Ex Miss USA & Miss Universe)- Leila Umenyiora (Miss Universe 2011) Originally, Emmitt Smith, Terrence Jenkins, and former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera were on the panel, but they dropped out after the Donald Trump controversy exploded.
It's been 10 years since Tara Conner was named Miss USA in 2006.
The beauty pageant winner nearly lost her crown after allegations arose of Conner's drug use, underage drinking and sexual indiscretions.
Tara Elizabeth Conner (born December 18, 1985) is an American actress, model, advocate and beauty queen who was crowned Miss USA 2006 and has also competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants.