In Sep. 4-10 issue By Derek Aaron Times Journal Reporter
Former Miss USA and Russell County's own Tara Conner looks to be getting another reality television show gig on MTV, according to reports on several prominent entertainment news Web sites.
The 2006 Miss USA, who has flown under the radar for months now, has signed on to host MTV’s “LaDette to Lady,” according to a Fox News report.
The show is reportedly set to start filming in London, England, this fall, and Conner's role will be to transform several young women from “problematic to prim and proper while exposing details of her own tough times,” according to the report. Details on when the show will be broadcast are still pending, according to the network.
Conner's 2006 crown became embattled when reports surfaced that claimed she had been drinking underage, tested positive for the use of cocaine as well as several other promiscuous occurrences.
Donald Trump, who co-owns the Miss Universe Organization, allowed her to retain her title. She shortly thereafter checked into the Caron Foundation, an alcoholism rehabilitation facility in Pennsylvania.
Conner appeared in last year's MTV reality television program, “Pageant Place,” where she returned to the Miss Universe Organization to work as a mentor to the organization's present title holders.
Trump Productions is also behind this new show, according to media reports.
Earlier this year Conner was featured as a co-host, alongside comedian Dan Levy, on MTV's “Pretty Smart” which, according to the network's Web site, “parades out a bevy of buff and beautiful revelers and lets contestants figure out who offers more than just a pretty face.”
Conner, a 2004 Russell County High School graduate, has held the titles Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002, Miss Kentucky County Fair 2004, Miss Kentucky USA 2006 and Miss USA 2006. She also garnered a top-five finish in the 2006 Miss Universe Pageant.
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