LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- (WAVE) -- Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner says at her lowest point TMZ referred to her as "Mess USA," a tabloid title she is now able to laugh at, but it took many years of recovery.
Conner's fall from grace became a national spectacle after her alcohol and cocaine abuse was discovered during her reign as Miss USA. After her highly publicized rehab was ordered by Donald Trump, she said her life really changed and she's hoping other Kentucky families struggling with heroin abuse and other addiction are listening.
“It's nice to be back here, this is the first time I've shared my story in Kentucky," an emotional Conner said Wednesday in Louisville.
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