about tara

Tara Conner is a former Miss USA, TV Host, Tedx Speaker, and Recovery Advocate. Conner made headlines in December of 2006 when she tested positive for cocaine during her reign as Miss USA. After a lengthy media scandal largely fueled by the Miss Universe Organization and former President, Donald Trump, Tara became a voice of long term recovery.

After facing the stigma head as someone recovering from a substance use disorder and mental health challenges, Conner decided to turn her mess into her mission by sharing her experience, strength, and hope to audiences around the globe.

Tara is wildly known for her brutal truth and transparency. In 2017, Conner had the privilege of sharing her story in her own Tedx talk, encouraging others to “Recover Out Loud”. Since then. Tara has become a recovery coach, social media influencer, and most recently, a wife and mother.

Tara hopes that sharing her continued story will be an example and a true representation of what long term recovery looks like. Conner says, “Recovery doesn’t promise us a life without hardship, but it does give us the tools to navigate hard times with grace and dignity.”