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POLL: Famous Beauty Queen Scandals

POLL: Famous Beauty Queen Scandals

Originally posted 05/12/2009 01:50PM

They've been judged on their beauty, poise, congeniality and answers to hot-button questions, but how do you rate their scandals and slip-ups?

Miss California USA Carrie Prejean's crown has been saved by Donald Trump despite her semi-nude photo scandal. Take a look back at the trials, tribulations and trip-ups of other famous Misses and vote for the most notorious beauty queen fail.

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Former Miss USA Tara Conner Admits She Was Suicidal

Originally posted 01/23/2009 07:50AM



Calling herself "Mess USA," former beauty queen Tara Conner introduces herself to fellow contestants on CMT's new season of Gone Country with a shocking admission: After the revelations of her underage drug and alcohol use that nearly cost her the 2006 Miss USA crown, Conner contemplated suicide.

"When everything went down with me when I was Miss USA, I didn't know who I was," Conner tells her castmates on the show's premiere episode, airing this weekend. "I didn't know what real emotions were. I was a miserable person. I got to the point, literally, where I was suicidal."

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Tara Conner to Write Memoir of Her Rehab Experience

Originally posted 12/28/2007 11:00AM


Last year's Miss U.S.A. Tara Conner celebrated her 22nd birthday Dec. 13 – and is also marking her first year of sobriety, she announced on Friday's Today show.

And by this time next year she intends to have another accomplishment under her belt: a book about her experiences and life's lessons, she said on the morning show.

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VIDEO: Tara Conner Says Goodbye to Crown

Originally posted 03/23/2007 03:30PM

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Tara Conner Prepares to Surrender Crown

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Tara Conner Prepares to Surrender Crown

Originally posted 03/21/2007 11:00AM

The tumultuous, yearlong reign of Miss USA Tara Conner will come to a close on Friday – as pageant organizers plan to ensure the next generation of contestants learns from her mistakes.

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Tara Conner: Rehab Taught Me to Be Myself

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Tara Conner: Rehab Taught Me to Be Myself

Originally posted 03/01/2007 08:05AM

Miss USA Tara Conner says rehab taught her to be her true self.

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Miss USA Tara Conner Hits the Runway

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Miss USA Tara Conner Hits the Runway

Originally posted 02/08/2007 09:05AM

Miss USA Tara Conner went back to work this week, appearing in two New York City fashion shows.

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Miss USA Tara Conner Admits to Cocaine Use

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Miss USA Tara Conner Admits to Cocaine Use

Originally posted 01/31/2007 09:55AM

Miss USA Tara Conner, who checked out of rehab on Jan. 21, says she used cocaine prior to her treatment.

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Miss USA Tara Conner: I'm an Alcoholic

Miss USA Tara Conner: I'm an Alcoholic

Originally posted 01/26/2007 06:40PM

Miss USA Tara Conner is "a completely different person" since going through rehab, she tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview.

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Miss USA Tara Conner Leaves Rehab

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Miss USA Tara Conner Leaves Rehab

Originally posted 01/22/2007 01:25PM

Miss USA Tara Conner checked out of a Pennsylvania rehab facility Sunday and is back in New York City, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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