Tara Conner

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Tara Conner

Born

12/18/1985, Russell Springs, Kentucky, USA

Birth Name

Tara Elizabeth Conner

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Tara Elizabeth Conner
9.4
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User Rating
3 votes

Biography

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Tara Elizabeth Conner was born on December 18, 1985 at Russell Springs, Kentucky, USA. She graduated high school at Russell County High School in 2004. In her teen years, she was already recognized for her beauty. She won Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002, and later went on to…more

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    • 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.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A good example of Miss USA

    8.1
    In my opinion, this has to be one of the hardest titles to carry. Miss Usa is suppose to be the role model of our country. When girls who win it come from less populated states, states that are as exposed to some of the evil of our country, it's a hard thing to take in when it's presented to you so suddenly. I've known alcholics and drug users, and in my opinion it doesn't make you a bad person, just one who is looking for a different experience to life. These things were offered to her and she was on top of the world, what else was a 20 year old suppose to do? I takes a lot of guts to step into the light and admit your mistakes, even though you didn't think you made any. I think she has proven herself to a lot of people and I hope she continues to make good choices in her life. The fact that she had problems like this shows that it does happen, and not just to stero-typical people, it's a real problem. And that you can make it through and find a found self respect.moreless
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