Hold your jaws in place, fans. The following Tara Conner update may cause them to drop.
While the actual announcement is yet to come out, we can confirm that the winner of this year’s Miss USA pageant has lost her crown due to unruly behavior (more on that later). Jumping in to comment is a former winner – and Dancing With the Stars contestant – of that honor.
“I don’t think a lot of women are prepared when they take the title,” Shanna Moakler said to TMZ.com.
Moakler, who was crowned Miss USA in 1995 after Chelsi Smith became Miss Universe, knows first hand the difficulties of being a pageant winner.
“Most women in pageants love the actual pageant – the competition, the show. They don’t understand that it is actually a real job that you are paid a real salary for.”
You tell ’em, Shanna! And to think, Heather Mills thinks it’s tough to be a one-legged former call girl.
Meanwhile, Moakler may say her heart goes out to Conner, but that sentiment was expressed before a few more details about the ex-Miss USA’s conduct were made public. Let’s go over the sordid allegations now …
The Kentucky beauty will not only be replaced tomorrow by Tomiko Nash, she’ll be facing accusations of drug use and lesbian behavior. Seriously.
Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported that Conner had failed a drug test for cocaine. Sources confirmed to TMZ that after she was “caught red-handed,” she took a hair follicle drug test that returned positive for coke.
While Pete Doherty would be proud, pageant officials knew they had a problem with Conner and her wild ways “the minute she was crowned.”
Specifically, they’ve been troubled by her friendship with 18-year-old Miss Teen USA Katie Blair (with Conner, above, right).
The pair have been spotted kissing (each other!) in bars, while returning together to Tara’s posh Trump Place apartment late at night with a variety of men.
A rep for the pageant says the allegations about Miss Teen USA are totally unfounded, but that doesn’t make them any less