Now that Tara Conner, Miss USA 2006, is out of the loop, it's Katie Blair's turn to stand in the middle of a huge scandal, although it is not as huge as Tara's and her tiara is not in any
probable danger. However, it just goes to show that some of the allegations that popped up in all the newspapers are not as unfounded as they were considered by many.
Without going over and over again through the Conner drama, suffice it to say that it had a very happy ending: the happiest of them all, one could say. But the story that she partied hard almost every night while in NYC, dragging Katie along with her and possibly engaging with her in sexually explicit dance routines on tables still remains.
Plus, when Donald Trump, the co-owner of Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA, gave Tara a second chance, granted she undergo rehab, she admitted to underage drinking. That means that Katie too, who was almost always present wherever Tara was, also drunk alcohol.
The problem Katie is now facing is that she was the main spokesperson for MADD, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization and they, upset over recent reports, have decided to ditch her as their representative.
'In the past, MADD has teamed with Miss Teen USA to raise awareness about the serious and often deadly consequences of underage drinking. However, we do not feel, at this time, that Ms. Blair can be an effective spokesperson on underage drinking and will not ask her to represent MADD in future initiatives.', a statement from MADD said.
The Miss Universe organization is trying to play down Blair's dismissal, saying that it was primarily based on hearsay and therefore, lacks foundation. '[We respect] MADD's decision as much as we respect their work. We look forward to working with them in the future. I'm sorry that Katie got dragged into this. People just wanted to tell a story, and a lot of it is just to see the name of a particular club in the New York papers, whether it's true or not.', a spokesperson said, all the while promising that Katie's crown isn't in any danger.