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UPDATED: Miss USA Tara Conner gets to keep her title if she checks into rehab.

Miss USA's 'personal issues' scrutinized

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NEW YORK - The organizers of the Miss USA pageant said Thursday they are evaluating the "behavioral and personal issues" of the reigning winner and will decide her future within a week.

Pageant officials and Donald Trump, who co-owns the Miss Universe Organization with NBC, would not say what Kentucky native Tara Conner, 20, had done to prompt the serious evaluation.

"I can't really talk about it now," Trump said. "But we have to make a decision. There is no question about that."

Internet gossip Web site TMZ.com reported that pageant officials and NBC met Tuesday to discuss Conner's alleged bad behavior, "including her conduct at New York City bars." The Web site did not name its sources.

Miss USA is considered a role model and must act accordingly, said Lark-Marie Anton, spokeswoman for the Miss Universe Organization, which produces the Miss USA pageant. Behavior such as underage drinking is clearly prohibited, she said.

The organization and Trump will evaluate Conner's "behavioral and personal issues to see what we can do to work with her and what we will do about her reign going forward," the organization's president, Paula M. Shugart, said in a statement.

"Mr. Trump will make a determination and announcement within the coming week," Shugart said.

A 5-foot-5 blonde who lives in New York, Conner has been competing in pageants since age 4. She won the title of Young Miss Russell County in Kentucky at the county fair when she was 13, and by 2002 she was second runner-up in Miss Teen USA. She finished fourth in the Miss Universe pageant in July.

Trump said if Conner gets the boot runner-up Miss California Tamiko Nash would take over as Miss USA.

This wouldn't be the first time Trump has dealt with such a scenario. In 2002, Russia's Oxana Fedorova won Miss Universe but was stripped of her title after violating her contract.

"We had a Miss Universe from Russia that was a total disaster, and we fired her, and Miss Panama took over and she did great," Trump said.
Trump said he had not spoken with Conner.

A telephone message left for Conner with her grandmother was not immediately returned Thursday.

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Drinking underage in Kentucky is a normality in Kentucky as watching a Saturday home game in Rupp Arena in winter.

I might have had one serious drink underage in my entire life.
I'm sorry I don't consider a wine cooler a real drink and if some of you do, then the stick seriously needs to be pulled out of the ass.

The only reason she's being persecuted is because she was caught in public and there's no way a blind eye can be put on the situation.

I remember there being a story on here of a pageant entry in Teen USA seeing judges giving some of the contestants alcohol.

If you really want to punish her, make her issue that she has to take on for her whole year be underage drinking.
She doesn't get any advantages of Miss USA outside of the crown until she finishes her year (without another incident) unlike previous Miss USA.
If she still wants the title of Miss USA after that then let her have it.

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To me, 20-years olds who do NOT drink are much peculiar than 20 year olds who do.
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Who cares? Not like she stole Rosie O'Donnell's lunch or something.

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To me, 20-years olds who do NOT drink are much peculiar than 20 year olds who do.

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She looks like a cheap pin-up.

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Shit, for that kind of money and any recognition, I'd build myself a stone tower and stay in there for a long long time. I'd use a pulley system to hoist up my food, wouldnt smoke, drink, swear, scratch my nose or even burp.
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Agreed, I don't know a 20-year old that doesn't drink

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Well, I am 20 and I have drank but I don't drink regularly and I think that's the case with a lot of 20 year olds. Yeah, I think this is worse than Oxana Federova who if anything was the best Miss Universe out there. I had the chance to stay at the same hotel in LA during the Miss Universe pageant and i talked to a lot of reporters/experts and they said Oxana was by far the smartest most intelligent Miss Universe right up with Irene Saenz of Venezueal who was mayor of Caracas and ran for president.

Anyhoo, Tara isn't a nice girl. She continuously refused to pose for pics, or even wave at fans.Zuleyka on the other hand siad hello to everyone I didn't take pics of her though cos I didn' think she was that pretty.

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Go to any college campus across America and you'll see 18-21 year olds drinking.

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Who cares about Miss USA. The only beauty pageant winners anyone cares about or remembers is Miss America and Miss Universe.

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Most of the girls in my school drink and there ages are 14-18 and it is a Catholic School. God I am only 15 and I have had beer and wine coolers before. Give the girl a break.
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Isn't Miss USA the skanky version of Miss America?








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Yes, Miss USA is like Penthouse Magazine and Miss America is like Playboy Magazine.
A chick with melon breast implants would never win Miss America.

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Who cares? Not like she stole Rosie O'Donnell's lunch or something.
Coming between Rosie and her lunch can be hazordous to your health!
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