Tara Conner Biography
Tara Conner is an American former beauty queen. She was born as Tara Elizabeth Conner. Miss Tara was crowned Miss USA 2006 and has also competed in the Miss Teen USA and not to mention Miss Universe pageants. Apart from her role as Miss USA, Conner has been employed as a model.
She was a featured model on the HDNet series Bikini Destinations in 2004, posing in Lake Tahoe. She has also held the titles Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002, Miss Kentucky County Fair 2004, and Miss Kentucky USA 2006. Conner was allowed to retain her title, provided she enter a drug rehabilitation program.
Since then Conner has worked as an advocate against drug addiction.
Tara Conner Age
Conner was born on December 18, 1985. She is 33 years old. In Dallas, Texas, U.S. Her home town is Russell Springs, Kentucky, U.S.
Tara Conner Family
Conner is the daughter of Brenda who worked for Fruit of the Loom and John Conner. She has one brother Josh, who was born in 1984. Her family moved to Russell Springs, Kentucky when she was six weeks old. Conner stated that she started resorting to drugs at the age of 14. Due to her parent’s separation and her grandfather died.
Tara Conner Education
Conner graduated from Russell County High School in 2004. At the time of her Miss USA win she was studying for a degree in Business Administration from Somerset Community College. Following her success in the Miss Teen USA pageant, Tara was managed by agent Steve Rosenberg for six months.
She has also modeled for companies such as Body Glove.
Tara Conner Career
Conner came to the light right from 2001, the year she won Miss Kentucky Teen USA title. This bridged her to Miss Teen USA pageant in August 2002 where she places 2nd Runner-Up to Vanessa Semrow. Tara took some break from pageantry to continue her Business degree.
However, she returned to pageantry arena in November 2005 and bagged Miss Kentucky USA crown. Then, her career was led to screen too. She traveled to Los Angeles for a special episode of Deal or No Deal. The episode featured delegates of Miss USA 2006 with the reigning queen Chelsea Cooley.
Representing Kentucky, Conner participated in Miss USA 2006. Tara made through to the top ten after the swimsuit competition. She then competed with evening gown designed by Sherri Hill. The beautiful outfit dragged her to the top five.
She then completed the final interview round. The result turned in Conner’s favor letting Nash with a runner-up to her. Later, she represented the United States at the Miss Universe pageant which was held in Los Angeles, California on July 23, 2006.
Conner made the cut of the swimsuit competition, then gown competition and finally competed in the final interview round. She had to satisfy herself as 4th Runner-Up.
Tara Conner Controversy
On December 14, 2006, controversy erupted when TMZ.com published an article stating that Conner might be dethroned as Miss USA for her behavior in several New York City bars. The following day the website reported that Conner would be stripped of her crown.
Tamiko Nash, who completed her reign as Miss California USA in October, would inherit the Miss USA title. This was neither confirmed nor denied by the Miss Universe Organization. The edition of December 16, 2006, of the New York Daily News, reported Conner had tested positive for cocaine.
It was also reported that she had kissed Miss Teen USA Katie Blair in public and had sneaked men into their Trump Place apartment. Had Conner been dethroned, she would have been the first Miss USA to have her title removed since Mary Leona Gage in 1957.
It was announced that Conner would enter Caron Treatment Centers, a Pennsylvania drug rehabilitation residential treatment center. Conner currently serves as a Public Advocacy Consultant for Caron Treatment Centers. She shares her journey of recovery with others and being an advocate for those whose lives have been impacted by addiction.
Tara Conner Book
On April 1, 2007, she attended WWE’s WrestleMania 23 in Detroit, Michigan. In the Hair vs. Hair Match, she came down to the ring as the attendant of Donald Trump. In January 2008 it was announced that Conner would be writing a book about her life as Miss USA and her struggles with drugs and alcohol.
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In July 2017, she announced her engagement to Dan Sanders Joyce in Hawaii.
Tara Conner Net Worth
Conner is an American beauty queen and model who has a net worth of $500 thousand dollars
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