Kentucky's own Miss USA, Tara Conner from Russell Springs, told Today Show host Matt Lauer in a live interview Thursday that "distorted thinking" made her deny that she was an alcoholic.
"It wasn't actually me thinking," she said.
Conner said she was 19 or 20 when she tried cocaine for the first time.
She alluded to abuse in her past but provided no specifics despite persistent questioning from Lauer. She also denied having a sexual addiction.
Conner, who nearly lost her crown after reports of late-night partying in New York City, was granted a second chance in December. At a press conference, she was contrite but denied that she was an alcoholic.
Sorry, but if beauty queens can't drink champagne, snort coke and sleep around a bit, really, what is the point of them?