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drake3781
Dec 15th, 2006, 04:11 AM
Miss USA's 'personal issues' scrutinized

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061214/ap_on_en_ot/miss_usa


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.

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 15th, 2006, 04:40 AM
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. :devil:

drake3781
Dec 15th, 2006, 05:00 AM
To me, 20-years olds who do NOT drink are much peculiar than 20 year olds who do.

Black Mamba.
Dec 15th, 2006, 05:18 AM
Who cares? Not like she stole Rosie O'Donnell's lunch or something.

fufuqifuqishahah
Dec 15th, 2006, 07:47 AM
To me, 20-years olds who do NOT drink are much peculiar than 20 year olds who do.

:bolt:

CooCooCachoo
Dec 15th, 2006, 09:08 AM
She looks like a cheap pin-up.

"Sluggy"
Dec 15th, 2006, 01:53 PM
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.

ptkten
Dec 15th, 2006, 02:06 PM
To me, 20-years olds who do NOT drink are much peculiar than 20 year olds who do.

Agreed, I don't know a 20-year old that doesn't drink

selesfan1
Dec 15th, 2006, 03:32 PM
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.

Black Mamba.
Dec 15th, 2006, 03:35 PM
Go to any college campus across America and you'll see 18-21 year olds drinking.

Helen Lawson
Dec 15th, 2006, 03:37 PM
Who cares about Miss USA. The only beauty pageant winners anyone cares about or remembers is Miss America and Miss Universe.

Gooner
Dec 15th, 2006, 03:43 PM
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.

spiceboy
Dec 15th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Isn't Miss USA the skanky version of Miss America? :tape:

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/Kickstart77/07-25-tara-conner-miss-usa-2006.jpg (http://photobucket.com/)

Helen Lawson
Dec 15th, 2006, 04:08 PM
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.

Barrie_Dude
Dec 15th, 2006, 06:21 PM
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!

kiwifan
Dec 16th, 2006, 08:48 PM
http://www.nypost.com/img/nypmasthead.gif (http://www.nypost.com/)

THERE SHE GOES, MESS USA By JANA WINTER and LUKAS I. ALPERT


December 16, 2006 -- Hard-partying Miss USA Tara Conner was booted out of her ritzy Trump Place apartment and fled the Big Apple to her tiny Kentucky hometown with her reputation in shambles, as reports swirled yesterday that her runner-up had already been tapped to replace her. "She does not live here anymore," said a doorman at the posh Upper West Side property, where the Miss USA winner is given an apartment every year. "She is not allowed any where on Trump property. She is certainly not allowed to come back. I don't think it was her choice, really."


Miss USA pageant boss Donald Trump said pageant officials were continuing to "study the situation," and wouldn't make an announcement until next Tuesday. But gossip Web site TMZ.com reported that Conner's runner-up, Miss California Tamiko Nash had been told to prepare to take the coveted Miss USA 2006 tiara.


A source said pageant officials had requested that Conner submit to testing for recreational drugs.;)


Conner returned to her hometown of Russell Springs, Ky. (population 2,399), sources said. The phones rang unanswered at both her mother and father's homes. A woman who answered the phone at her aunt's home declined to comment.


As word spread of Conner's presumed fall from grace, tales of her being blinded by the bright lights of the Big Apple and succumbing to wild escapades of clubbing, sex and drug abuse emerged.


"She has a really bad drug problem. Everyone at Miss USA hated her. She slept with Travis Barker and she sleeps with all the club promoters," said one source.


She has also been linked romantically to two of the owners of the club Stereo, MTV veejay Damien Fahey, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, and DJ AM's assistant.


"She was latching onto a crew of promoters because she had no other friends and she was using them for drugs," a friend said. "She started utilizing hip New York City people in the night-life scene to feed her addictions."


"I cut her off when she started leeching off all the other people I introduced her to."


Two other sources said Conner had a reputation for lewd behavior in club bathrooms.


"She always went the extra mile," said one pal.


There were also indications that [B]the small-town Kentucky girl's "alarming behavior" predated her taking the Miss USA throne. A friend said that back home in the hills of Kentucky, Conner also had a taste for recreational drugs.

"She always partied. She's had deep-rooted difficulties," the friend said.
Ironically, during the competition for the Miss USA crown in April, Conner said she thought the behavior of today's pop idols like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears had gotten too over the top.


"I think they are getting a little bit too much edgy [sic]. I think that they are a little bit too much risqué," she said. "I think they need to tone it down a bit."


One friend said Conner had a very competitive personality that drove her toward the Miss USA title - but wasn't so interested in being the pageant queen, and often complained about what was required of her.

"She always complained how it was a pain in the ass to wake up in the morning and she had to get crazy s - - - done to her teeth," the friend said. "The girl can wake up in the morning and flip a switch and change into Miss USA. Honestly, she's kind of like Lindsay Lohan.":tape: :lol: :tape: :lol: :devil:

jana.winter@nypost.com

Infiniti2001
Dec 16th, 2006, 09:57 PM
This runner up will now wear the crown

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1097/tnashnf7.jpg

Ferosh
Dec 16th, 2006, 09:59 PM
She did look rather bitchy on Project Runway. She just gave off that unsettling vibe.

le bon vivant
Dec 16th, 2006, 10:04 PM
Yes, now tha black girl can win. :D

meyerpl
Dec 16th, 2006, 10:11 PM
Let me see if I've got this right: If an underage girl gets a boob job, capped teeth, starves herself to be thin, puts on revealing clothing and flaunts her sexual appeal on television it's a mark of good character. If she hangs out with friends and has a couple beers, it's a sign of moral degeneracy. O.K. I get it.

CC
Dec 17th, 2006, 12:44 AM
Thusly, we will certainly remember her now.

She can probably get a book deal and build a career in entertainment. Good for her.

slk45
Dec 17th, 2006, 04:59 AM
Her main problem is she's from Kentucky, and not a hotel heiress.

meyerpl
Dec 17th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Her main problem is she's from Kentucky, and not a hotel heiress.
I believe that may be my problem too!

skanky~skanketta
Dec 17th, 2006, 02:54 PM
those are some fake ass boobs.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 17th, 2006, 04:06 PM
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.

Glad to see i am not the only one that noticed those things :tape: Looks like she went to the same doctor as Tara Reid :tape: :help:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 17th, 2006, 04:11 PM
This runner up will now wear the crown

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1097/tnashnf7.jpg

Miss Cali:hearts: She looks hawt! Looks like our new Miss USA has some real boobs this time around! :lol:

Black Mamba.
Dec 17th, 2006, 04:15 PM
I'm cool with the runner-up taking the crown. She's fineeeeeeeeeeee

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 17th, 2006, 04:20 PM
I'm cool with the runner-up taking the crown. She's fineeeeeeeeeeee


I think she looks a bit like Kim Fields...especialy around the eyes:cool:

CooCooCachoo
Dec 17th, 2006, 04:28 PM
The runner-up is much more worthy.

meyerpl
Dec 17th, 2006, 05:48 PM
those are some fake ass boobs.
You noticed that too. I'd rather my daughter partied with her friends occasionally like most young people than get fake boobs and immerse herself in the beauty pagent scene.

I must spread some reputation around before I can give any to the acerbic, witty skanky~skanketta (which happens to be my favorite user-name on WTAworld.).

Black Mamba.
Dec 17th, 2006, 06:48 PM
I think she looks a bit like Kim Fields...especialy around the eyes:cool:



You're right.

fufuqifuqishahah
Dec 17th, 2006, 08:08 PM
Agreed, I don't know a 20-year old that doesn't drink

:bolt:

drake3781
Dec 17th, 2006, 08:13 PM
Miss Cali:hearts: She looks hawt! Looks like our new Miss USA has some real boobs this time around! :lol:


If you think those are real..... :tape:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 17th, 2006, 08:22 PM
If you think those are real..... :tape:

From what i can see..yes, i think there real. She has on allot of shiney stuff to make them look more round. If you can find any other pictures of her looking all plastic then please post:lol: :D

drake3781
Dec 17th, 2006, 08:42 PM
From what i can see..yes, i think there real. She has on allot of shiney stuff to make them look more round. If you can find any other pictures of her looking all plastic then please post:lol: :D

I'd bet $10,000 against you, and $10,000 each against Gorgo, who insists that both Lindsay Lohan's and Jessica Alba's are real.

I would without a doubt come up $20,000 richer, and probably $30,000. I could take off work for 3 months and travel the world! :p

Only problem is... it's very difficult to get confirmation.

Mother_Marjorie
Dec 17th, 2006, 08:47 PM
Let me see if I've got this right: If an underage girl gets a boob job, capped teeth, starves herself to be thin, puts on revealing clothing and flaunts her sexual appeal on television it's a mark of good character. If she hangs out with friends and has a couple beers, it's a sign of moral degeneracy. O.K. I get it.

You forget who calls the shots....a womanizing, cut-throat, moralistic businessman three-times divorced, Donald Trump.

The hypocrisy starts at the top.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 17th, 2006, 08:48 PM
I'd bet $10,000 against you, and $10,000 each against Gorgo, who insists that both Lindsay Lohan's and Jessica Alba's are real.

I would without a doubt come up $20,000 richer, and probably $30,000. I could take off work for 3 months and travel the world! :p

Only problem is... it's very difficult to get confirmation.

Well..do what ELAINE did in SEINFELD. Go to one of her public appeareces and do a fake trip so you fall into her while grabbing one of her boobies :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 17th, 2006, 08:50 PM
You forget who calls the shots....a womanizing, cut-throat, moralistic businessman three-times divorced, Donald Trump.

The hypocrisy starts at the top.

I always enjoy your posts :worship: Swami doesn't bull shit around :lol:

drake3781
Dec 17th, 2006, 08:53 PM
You forget who calls the shots....a womanizing, cut-throat, moralistic businessman three-times divorced, Donald Trump.

The hypocrisy starts at the top.


Oh, don't forget, who is married to a woman who is about half his age, that he picked out of a crowd for her looks.

The strangest thing I've noticed about DT over time is that he is quite a pissy little baby when it comes to what he thinks is the so-called respect that he deserves. For ex, the way he cut out his friendship with Martha Stewart - very publicly - over a perceived slight, and the way he cut Carolyn out of her position, supposedly because she was getting too much personal recognition. :rolleyes:

(Both DT's ex-wife and his daughter - Ivana and Ivanka - have fake boobs, btw.)

drake3781
Dec 17th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Well..do what ELAINE did in SEINFELD. Go to one of her public appeareces and do a fake trip so you fall into her while grabbing one of her boobies :lol:


:tape: :lol:

slk45
Dec 17th, 2006, 11:52 PM
If you think those are real..... I'll agree with Mary here. After all, the runner-up is representing California!!!


Oh, don't forget, who is married to a woman who is about half his age, that he picked out of a crowd for her looks.And your point is.... ? :scratch:


(Both DT's ex-wife and his daughter - Ivana and Ivanka - have fake boobs, btw.)Who's got the tally sheets?

DominikaRules
Dec 18th, 2006, 12:43 AM
Isn't Miss USA the skanky version of Miss America? :tape:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/Kickstart77/14015_q10uv5tl1u_l.jpg (http://photobucket.com/)


:hearts: She's perfect! :worship:

MikeJones
Dec 18th, 2006, 03:41 AM
The post talks to a "random club goer" and are told she snorts coke and sneaks guys into her hotel. Geez, that sounds pretty convincing to me. Ive been to clubs all over and I can tell you for a fact 90% of shit from peoples mouths are lies. People will lie about anything to make converstion, its amazing.

The post is horrible, but if she IT IS TRUE that she drank and she isnt 21 yet then the law has to be inforced. I know it really shouldnt matter if shes 20 years and 7 months or 20 years and 12 months the law is the law. And she should know that.

Couldnt she just wait a few months? My lord, now she is gonna be looked at as a goon for the rest of her life when all she was probably doing was having a few drinks with friends at a few clubs in NY.

With power, comes responsibility...or something like that :confused:

Mother_Marjorie
Dec 18th, 2006, 04:57 AM
I always enjoy your posts :worship: Swami doesn't bull shit around :lol:

Love to love 'ya! :wavey:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 18th, 2006, 05:03 AM
Love to love 'ya! :wavey:

Forget BUTTER...i want some MARJORIE on my muffins :drool: :tape:

kiwifan
Dec 18th, 2006, 07:03 PM
Queen is way out of line
Failed test for coke, kissy with teen missy :devil:
BY JO PIAZZA
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER http://www.nydailynews.com/ips_rich_content/928-tara_conner1.JPG Miss USA Tara Conner's exploits around town and with Miss Teen U.S.A. Katie Blair (below) may cost her the crown, which would go to runner-up Tamiko Nash.
http://www.nydailynews.com/ips_rich_content/293-katie_blair.JPG

Miss USA Tara Conner is on the verge of losing her crown after testing positive for cocaine :eek: lustily kissing Miss Teen USA in public :rocker: and sneaking men into their Trump Place apartment, sources tell the Daily News. "Tara was a party animal," said a source who knows Conner, 20, and Miss Teen USA Katie Blair, 18, from some of the city's top nightspots. "I've seen them kiss before. They always dance all sexy on the tables. ... They definitely get close."

Conner packed her bags and left the bachelorette pad Thursday, and canceled a scheduled Miami charity appearance tonight. Pageant sources said she has no other public appearances this year.

Pageant boss Donald Trump scheduled a Tuesday news conference to announce her fate.

"First and foremost he is concerned about Tara and wants to do what is best for her," Trump's office said. "Then he will think about what is best for the very successful Miss USA pageant."

One clubgoer described for the Daily News seeing Conner snort cocaine in one of the nightclubs where she drank regularly despite being underage, and The News learned she recently failed a drug test.

The Miss USA runner-up, Miss California USA Tamiko Nash, would inherit the crown if Conner can't finish her reign.

Conner was named Miss USA just eight months ago, but quickly started blazing a trail through New York's late-night club world, scenesters told The News.

"She really is a small-town girl. She just went wild when she came to the city," one nightlife veteran said. "Tara just couldn't handle herself. They were sneaking those [nightclub] guys in and out of the apartment."
Conner and Blair shared a Trump Place apartment with Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera, 19, but sources say Conner and Blair got in hot water with pageant bosses for getting Rivera drunk on her birthday.

Rivera cleaned up her act, sources said, but Conner still brought boyfriends home.

Conner grew up in a tiny town in rural Kentucky, trying her luck in regional pageants before winning the Miss USA title.

Soon she broke up with her hometown fiance and started dating around in the Manhattan nightclub world - when she wasn't traveling all over the country for pageant obligations.

Ironically, when she was competing for the title, she complained that celebrities like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton were bad role models :lol: :tape:, TMZ.com (http://tmz.com/) reported.

"I think that they're getting a little bit too much edgy. I think that they are a little bit too risque," Conner said. "I think they need to tone it down a little bit."
With Xana O'Neill

Helen Lawson
Dec 18th, 2006, 08:03 PM
While Helen doesn't promote drugs on this family-oriented board, who cares if she's doing coke or not? It's like Kate Moss, to be that thin, you almost HAVE to do coke. Who can blame the poor girl?

LoveFifteen
Dec 18th, 2006, 08:06 PM
Damn, I miss the days when coke-whores could be Miss USA! :bigcry:

Helen Lawson
Dec 18th, 2006, 08:07 PM
Damn, I miss the days when coke-whores could be Miss USA! :bigcry:

They seem to forget that no one care about Miss USA two seconds after the ceremony is finished.

LoveFifteen
Dec 18th, 2006, 08:12 PM
They seem to forget that no one care about Miss USA two seconds after the ceremony is finished.

But I think they remember that only 1% of Americans care about Mis USA during those 2 seconds, and this is a great way to get publicity for the contest.

samsung101
Dec 18th, 2006, 09:35 PM
This is too funny.

She did sign a contract w/the pageant. They paid her.
She has to uphold the image and duties they ask for, and
pay her for with cash and gifts and exposure around the
world.

Oh well, guess she found getting hammered in New York a lot
more important than cooling it for a year.

Donald Trump owns the pageant pretty much.
He doesn't drink.
None of his kids drink.
He frowns on that a lot.
So, to see her sloshed all over the biggest town in the media
world- duh. She's toast. MADD is associated w/her and the
pageant, not a good connection if you're wasted and barfing
up on 5th Avenue.

I wonder if the runner-ups dished the dirt on her to the gossip
magazines? Now, that would be funny. A good soap opera.

No one told to never touch a drink or have a date. They
just didn't need her acting like Lindsay Lohan and Brittany
Spears and Paris Hilton.

At least she kept her underwear on (in public anyway).

drake3781
Dec 19th, 2006, 04:07 AM
So Miss Teen USA, Miss America, and Miss Universe all have to share and apartment? Did I read that correctly? :confused: :weirdo:

drake3781
Dec 19th, 2006, 09:01 PM
Miss USA Tara Conner gets to keep her title if she checks into rehab.


http://www.foxnews.com/images/247541/1_22_121906_conner.jpg

Dec. 19: Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, is overcome with emotion during a news conference on in New York City.

drake3781
Dec 19th, 2006, 09:05 PM
In Miss USA drama, comeuppance for US 'raunch culture'

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1220/p01s01-ussc.html

By Alexandra Marks Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

NEW YORK – If Tara Conner had taken her own advice, she may not have found herself in the full glare of media cameras Tuesday, crying as she owned up to some bad behavior.

During the pageant in April, the aspiring Miss USA was asked if "pop superstars" were positive role models for young people. "I think they're a little bit too risqué," she told the judges. "I think they need to tone it down."

That answer may have helped Ms. Conner win her crown as Miss USA 2006. But subsequent reports of the Kentucky girl's hard partying with other celebrities on the New York club scene almost cost her that prized tiara.

Her story is surely a cautionary tale about a small-town girl suddenly hitting the big city. But it also reflects a clash between the wholesome image of the Miss USA pageant and what author Ariel Levy calls "raunch culture," in which the "values and aesthetics of a red-light district" seep into the mainstream.

From Paris Hilton's rise to fame through a sexually explicit video traded on the Internet to spring-break antics verging on soft-core pornography and movies that celebrate binge-drinking bashes, today's commercial culture glamorizes bad behavior.

That sets up a contradiction that is both confusing and dangerous to young people, particularly women, say psychologists and others. It's responsible, in part, for the rise among young women of drinking, prescription- and illegal drug abuse, and eating disorders such as anorexia, they say.

As a condition of retaining her crown, Conner said she will enter a rehab program for substance abusers.

Why girls gravitate to 'raunchy'

"The term I use is 'slut chic,' " says Catherine Steiner-Adair, a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital at Harvard Medical School near Boston. "The sad thing about hearing about Miss USA is that she had a title with real power, and what happened to her happens to many girls and women growing up today. They get this message that, despite everything else that's wonderful and uniquely 'you,' power ... is still defined by raunchy behavior that's disrespectful to yourself. And it's a false sense of power."

The pageant's decision to give Conner a second chance to live up to her own admonishments may well be a recognition of the difficulties this generation of young women face in a culture awash in aggressive sexuality, self-indulgence, and bad-girl glam.

Conner's reign as Miss USA started almost like a fairy tale. She's a self-described tomboy who likes to sky-dive, "play basketball with my dad, and ride go-carts with my brothers." Soon after taking the crown as Miss USA, the 5-foot, 5-inch blonde beauty came in fourth in the Miss Universe contest. Then the talk began about her late-night escapades. Only 20 at the time, she was reported to have been seen drinking with other young celebrities in Manhattan bars. There were allegations of drug use and of being what used to be called, in politer days of yore, "loose." She also began missing scheduled appearances.

That prompted the Miss Universe organization, which sponsors the Miss USA pageant and is co-owned by NBC and magnate Donald Trump, to question whether she was worthy of the crown - and to force a day of reckoning. The stated goal of the Miss Universe organi- zation is to empower strong, healthy women.

At Tuesday's press conference, Mr. Trump said he expected to "fire" Conner before he met with her that morning. In 2002, he did strip the reigning Miss Universe, Oxana Fedorova of Russia, of her title for unbecoming behavior.

But he said he believes in "second chances," and that he found Conner to be remorseful and willing to go into rehabilitation. "She left a small town in Kentucky, and she was telling me that she got caught up in the whirlwind of New York," Trump said. "It's a story that has happened many times before to many women and many men who came to the Big Apple. They wanted their slice of the Big Apple, and they found out it wasn't so easy."

He also said he believed she could be a "great example for troubled people."

(story continues at link above)

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 19th, 2006, 09:09 PM
Good for her ...everyone deserves a second chance. Nobody knows that better than Trump :tape: :bounce:

mykarma
Dec 19th, 2006, 09:20 PM
The post talks to a "random club goer" and are told she snorts coke and sneaks guys into her hotel. Geez, that sounds pretty convincing to me. Ive been to clubs all over and I can tell you for a fact 90% of shit from peoples mouths are lies. People will lie about anything to make converstion, its amazing.

The post is horrible, but if she IT IS TRUE that she drank and she isnt 21 yet then the law has to be inforced. I know it really shouldnt matter if shes 20 years and 7 months or 20 years and 12 months the law is the law. And she should know that.

Couldnt she just wait a few months? My lord, now she is gonna be looked at as a goon for the rest of her life when all she was probably doing was having a few drinks with friends at a few clubs in NY.

With power, comes responsibility...or something like that :confused:
A few drinks and a few lines.:tape:

Kitten63
Dec 19th, 2006, 09:25 PM
Good for her ...everyone deserves a second chance. Nobody knows that better than Trump :tape: :bounce:

so how is it fair for trump to give her a second chance but not oxana fedorova?

Dutglish
Dec 19th, 2006, 09:28 PM
so how is it fair for trump to give her a second chance but not oxana fedorova?

Apparently it's only a problem if there's a chance the miss is preggers. If she's only snorting the pattern off the coffee table and humping half of outgoing New York it's a ticket to rehab and a chance to redeem yourself. Oh, and the other girl is kinda Russian.

drake3781
Dec 19th, 2006, 09:55 PM
so how is it fair for trump to give her a second chance but not oxana fedorova?


I don't have any idea of who this is and what is the story behind it, but it doesn't matter. I'm soooooooooooooooo sick of seeing around here, every time something happens, that someone says but what about so and so? That's not faaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. :crying2::crying2::crying2:

"What about the Belgain? Nobody complains when the Belgain does the same thing!!" "What if it were the tall blonde? OMG if it were the tall blonde, we would never hear the end of it!!" "What if a Black person did that? A Black person never gets treated the same as others, and if you think differently you obviously don't have a clue!!" :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Most situations are complex and don't have comparable circumstances.

DominikaRules
Dec 19th, 2006, 10:43 PM
:bounce:

I'm glad she gets to keep her title! Well-deserved. I'm sure she is a lovely young lady.

Probably she is the victim of nasty lies being spread by the runner-up who wants to steal her crown.

DominikaRules
Dec 19th, 2006, 10:45 PM
Yes, now tha black girl can win. :D

:p

Her campaign to smear Ms Conner's reputation in the tabloids has failed.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 19th, 2006, 10:48 PM
:p

Her campaign to smear Ms Conner's reputation in the tabloids has failed.

:haha: Maybe Tara promissed to sleep with "THE DONALD" if she got to keep her crown :p

drake3781
Dec 19th, 2006, 11:02 PM
:p

Her campaign to smear Ms Conner's reputation in the tabloids has failed.


:lol:

P.S. Frazier, I found another picture... now, tell me these are real :tape: ;) :

http://content.missusa.com/mainevent/images/CA-top5.jpg

MikeJones
Dec 19th, 2006, 11:07 PM
A few drinks and a few lines.:tape:


She said she didnt snort coke and the failed drug test was bogus. :confused: w/e...imo if your 20 and have implants, its only fitting you drink heavilly or do some sort of drug :rolleyes:

Jeff
Dec 20th, 2006, 05:40 AM
She did look rather bitchy on Project Runway. She just gave off that unsettling vibe.

She rubbed me the wrong way on that show, as well.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 20th, 2006, 05:45 AM
:lol:

P.S. Frazier, I found another picture... now, tell me these are real :tape: ;) :

http://content.missusa.com/mainevent/images/CA-top5.jpg

:tape:

kosmikgroove
Dec 20th, 2006, 06:37 AM
She rubbed me the wrong way on that show, as well.

the one that was on project runway was Miss America, not Miss USA.

samsung101
Dec 20th, 2006, 03:36 PM
It was typical Trump perfect PR.

He was live on every tv show.
He was front page news.
He had all of New Yorks press there.



Now, we all know who she is.
We know her story.
We'll not only watch her every move as Miss USA, we'll
watch the next Miss USA in greater rating numbers.

She should have been canned.
But, this move gains more PR attention and results
for Trump and the troubled Miss USA pageant.


We'll 'root' for her to somehow be a stunning blonde,
blue eyed beauty queen beating the odds and staying
sober, drug free, and away from pretty girls she likes to kiss
(allegedly). Can she do it?

She thought she was a skanky Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton
I guess.

drake3781
Dec 20th, 2006, 06:33 PM
Good article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/19/AR2006121900983.html?nav=most_emailed

lizchris
Dec 20th, 2006, 06:45 PM
If the gossip website Media Takeout is to be believed, there was more to Miss USA almost losing her crown and it has nothing to do with alleged drinking or illegal drugs; it may have something to do with who she was hanging out with at the clubs.

http://www.mediatakeout.com/Exclusives/MissUSA_Scandal.html

mykarma
Dec 20th, 2006, 06:49 PM
Good article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/19/AR2006121900983.html?nav=most_emailed
They forgot to mention her making out with Miss Teen in public.

go hingis
Dec 21st, 2006, 12:30 AM
who's not drinking or drugging these days?

xin_hui
Dec 21st, 2006, 04:02 AM
the one that was on project runway was Miss America, not Miss USA.

the one on Project Runway was her, Tara Conner, Miss USA. She wore the gown designed for her on the Miss Universe Pageant

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 21st, 2006, 04:11 AM
who's not drinking or drugging these days?


Jewel :hearts:

hingis-seles
Dec 21st, 2006, 01:11 PM
so how is it fair for trump to give her a second chance but not oxana fedorova?

Two completely different situations. And the Miss Universe Organisation fired Oxana before she submitted her resignation - she was planning on handing over her title, anyway. Oxana was unhappy with the Miss Universe Organisation because of some incidents that had occurred (She was put on the Howard Stern Show, since he's a friend of Donald Trump, and made to answer questions about whether she went down on her boyfriend and the size of his penis, etc.). She had a thesis to present at her university, but the MUO told her that she had to make an appearance at Miss Teen USA, even though the date was clashing with the date for her thesis presentation.

Oxana was never pregnant nor had she gained weight. That was just shit stirring on the part of the MUO. She simply walked away because she was unhappy and her education and work meant more to her than the Miss Universe title. And the MUO fired her and stirred up all this shit to protect their own image? How would it look if a Miss Universe handed in her title? Currently, Oxana is working in the Russian government and seems to be quite happy.

slk45
Dec 21st, 2006, 02:22 PM
Good article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/19/AR2006121900983.html?nav=most_emailedThat is an excellent piece of writing. :)

mykarma
Dec 21st, 2006, 03:04 PM
She said she didnt snort coke and the failed drug test was bogus. :confused: w/e...imo if your 20 and have implants, its only fitting you drink heavilly or do some sort of drug :rolleyes:
She certainly didin't deny it in her interview. She said something like my demons are my demons. Anyway, I feel bad for Miss Teen so has lost her endorsement from MADD. Wonder if the Donald will be their for her.