NEW YORK – It’s been 10 years since Tara Conner was named Miss USA in 2006. The beauty pageant winner nearly lost her crown after allegations arose of Conner’s drug use, underage drinking and sexual indiscretions.
But President Donald Trump stood up for Conner and allowed her to keep her title if she entered a drug rehabilitation program. One decade later, Conner is clean and advocating for addiction prevention.
“I am super grateful for what Donald Trump did for me…when he gave me a second chance,” Conner told Fox News. “He treated [the situation] perfectly because I wasn’t a bad person…I was a sick person.”
Miss USA Tara Conner listens to Donald Trump (L) during the announcement that she will not be losing her crown, in New York, December 19, 2006. (Reuters)