Miss USA Intervention
Two former Miss USA winners try to help former Miss USA Rima Fakih battle her party girl image. INSIDE EDITION has the story.
Shanna Moakler, Tara Conner, and Rima Fakih are three famously beautiful women who have all held the title Miss USA.
But they have something else in common. All three have found themselves in the hot spotlight of controversy.
For Fakih, the first Arab-American Miss USA, her troubles began when she was arrested last December on drunk driving charges. She goes to trial in March.
Remember Tara Conner? Donald Trump held a live press conference in 2006 to discuss her future as Miss America.
Conner told INSIDE EDITION, "I tested positive for cocaine." She then continued "Everyone deserves a second chance."
And Shanna Moakler, Miss USA 1995 has gotten into bar room scrapes with Paris Hilton and had stormy public relationships with two rockers and famous boxer Oscar De La Hoya.
Now Moakler and Conner have come together in Las Vegas to give Fakih some advice as she waits for her DUI trial. They refer to themselves as "formers."
"As formers we have all had our ups and downs during our reigns and it never ends, it's just how you deal with it," says Moakler, "Everyone loves to see a beauty queen fail."
Fakih asks, "How did you deal with the embarrassment?"
"I felt so judged. Everyone hated me," admits Conner.
"I find it freeing. I don't have anything to hide. I found the best way to be is honest. Just put it out there," said Moakler.
Conner says it took a public spectacle to get her on track, "When I had my presser and Donald Trump called me an alcoholic I was like 'Wow.' I think that's pushing the envelope. But two days later I am in rehab and it saved my life."
And the ladies told Fakih she'll need a thick skin.
Conner said it was hard to hear what people were saying.
"They were like she drinks, she smokes, she had sex, she is a whore, and I felt like I had to prove them wrong," said Conner.
Conner and Moakler will be in Fakih's corner when she heads to court in March.
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