In 2006, Tara Conner’s dreams came true when she crowned Miss USA.
Soon, however, like many others who’ve been thrust into the spotlight, Tara’s behavior offstage began to make headlines. Reports of underage drinking, drug abuse and shocking photos of Tara running wild left many people shaking their heads.
Eight months after winning, Tara tested positive for cocaine. When Donald Trump, co-owner of the Miss USA organization, called a press conference, everybody expected to hear, “You’re fired.” Instead, she was given a second chance as long as she goes into rehab.
Today, Tara has been sober for more than nine years. What does she think about Donald Trump and the opportunity he provided for her? Here, America’s beauty queen opens up.
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