We recently reported on the trouble Miss USA, Tara Conner, has found herself in. But we weren’t aware of the man who will decide her fate.
It’s Donald Trump. Conner may wish to pack her crown already, considering no one loves to say “you’re fired” more than this real estate tycoon.
Trump co-owns the Miss Universe Organization with NBC, though neither he nor Conner’s side would comment on what prompted the investigation.
“I can’t really talk about it now,” Trump told the AP. “But we have to make a decision. There is no question about that.”
Come on, The Donald. There’s gotta be some question over taking such harsh action against a champion who simply wants to let loose like J.R. Rotem and his gaggle of girls.
TMZ.com first reported that pageant officials were concerned about Conner’s behavior. Lark-Marie Anton, spokeswoman for the Miss Universe Organization (which produces the Miss USA pageant), said Miss USA is considered a role model and must act accordingly.
Behavior such as underage drinking is not acceptable, she said, sounding like the antithesis of Dina Lohan.
Trump said that if Conner — a 5’5″ blonde who lives in New York City and made an appearance on the most recent season of Project Runway — gets the boot, runner-up Miss California Tamiko Nash would assume the crown.