Tara ranked #74 in Maxim's 2007 Hot 100 List.
In December 2006, Tara became the center of a public scandal but was ultimately allowed to retain her crown as Miss USA thanks to Donald Trump. Reports claim she had been drinking underage, she was also tested positive for the use of cocaine, and kissed Miss Teen USA Katie Blair in public.
Tara Conner has brown eyes and blonde hair.
Tara was a featured model on the HDNet series Bikini Destinations in 2004, the shots were taken at Lake Tahoe.
Other than her role as Miss USA, Tara was also a model and waitress.
When she won the title of Miss. USA she was studying towards a degree in Business Administration at Somerset Community College.
She won the title of 4th runner-up in the Miss Universe 2007 pageant.
She graduated from Russell County High School in 2004.
In December 19, 2006, she entered a rehab center in Pennsylvania.
She was crowned Miss USA 2006.
Tara won 2nd runner-up in the Miss Teen USA 2002 pageant.
Tara won the title Miss Kentucky USA on 2007.
Tara Conner won the title Miss Kentucky Teen USA on 2002.
Tara is 1.65 m or 5 feet and 5 inches tall.
Tara (to People magazine): Cocaine was one of the drugs that I did use. It's hard to look back at that, I was an equal-opportunity [user] – I would try anything once.
Tara: I've suffered from depression since I was 14 years old.
Tara (on taking a drug test after being two months sober): I would say, 'Absolutely, let's do it,' any kind of drug test you want to give, let's do it.
Tara (one being an alcoholic and an addict): The denial factor of alcoholism and addiction is the biggest hurdle you have to cross, and I was in complete denial. The first two weeks I couldn't say, 'I'm an addict/alcoholic.' I couldn't say that.
Tara (when asked what drugs she used): It doesn't matter what drug I put into my body; cocaine, a pill, alcohol, it's all the same to me. I'm an equal opportunity user and alcohol abuser. If you're an addict, that's what you do.
Tara (on how peopel treated her on her down times): The only people who didn't turn their back on me was my family and Mr. Trump.
Tara (about lying to her parents about her downward spiral): Deep down you feel a lot of shame and guilt, there's such a thing as a functioning alcoholic, or a functioning addict. Sometimes people just never know. You put up a front, you know? You put on a mask. You can convince anyone that nothing is wrong because you're a good manipulator. But you don't show anyone who you truly are, because you don't know who you truly are.
Tara (on seeing herself partying): I was scared to death, I was all over the place, and I look at myself now, and I see where I am now, and I think, 'Gosh, how can one person be that different?'
Tara (about Donald Trump): If any one person can save your life, Mr. Trump did it for me, if it wasn't for him, I'd still be using, my disease would be progressing, and I don't know where I would be right now.
Tara (on being an alcoholic): It's hard, it's not easy. It's not fun to sit here and say I'm an alcoholic and I'm an addict. But it does help me, because I get to remind myself of where I was.