Tomiko Nash was almost the new Miss USA. However, Tara Conner kept the crown despite her penchant for cocaine. Nash won Miss California...

Never have beauty pageants made so many headlines for reasons other than their bikini bodies.

In the wake of the Carrie Prejean controversy, Shanna Moakler - the director of the Miss California USA pageant - has posed in a new ad supporting gay rights.The former Miss USA and Playboy centerfold shot a print ad this week in which she slams Proposition 8, the initiative that bans gay marriage in California.A pair of former Miss California contestants - Raquel Beezley and Tamiko Nash - join Moakler in the poster below.

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Tara Conner cried, went to rehab and apologized to America - but that's still not enough for her beauty pageant bretheren.

Taking the classy stage of The Dr. Keith Ablow Show, Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley said the news of Tara's drug and alcohol use was "very disappointing" and "unfortunate," and left her wondering if Conner ever "looked at it [being Miss USA] as a job."

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Tomiko Nash Biography

Tomiko Nash was almost the new Miss USA. However, Tara Conner kept the crown despite her penchant for cocaine. Nash won Miss California... More »
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