Tara Conner: Back at Work, Sober, Fully Clothed

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It was probably not the day at the beach that Miss USA Tara Conner had in mind.

With winds whipping on a frigid February afternoon, the occasional kissing partner of Katie Blair was at Jones Beach yesterday, doing a photo shoot to promote Donald Trump's $40 million planned catering facility, Trump on the Ocean.

"I'm good," said Conner, modeling off-the-shoulder bridal dresses. "I'm cold, but I'm fine."

And clean. And sober. We assume, at least.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump himself told Newsday in Wednesday's editions that using Conner as "the face" of Trump on the Ocean will help revamp her image.

Avoiding any nude Katie Rees-type pictures might also help - despite disappointing legions of men around the world.

Trump, who owns the Miss USA pageant, said at a much-publicized press conference in December that Conner could keep her crown if she straightened up.

"We are trying to get Tara in the mainstream in a positive way," he said, before muttering something under his breath about Chelsea Cooley rotting in Hell.

Conner thanked Trump for giving her a second chance, but avoided commenting on the feud between the billionaire developer and The View co-host Rosie O'Donnell that developed over his decision to let her keep her title.

"I just want to finish my lunch," Conner when asked about the long-running disagreement.

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