December 1985: Born in Dallas, Texas. Moves to Russell Springs, Ky., at age 6 weeks.
1989: At age 4, is named third runner-up in the Casey County Apple Festival pageant.
1998: At age 13, wins the title of Young Miss Russell County at the county fair.
2002: Wins Miss Kentucky Teen USA, named second runner-up at the Miss Teen USA pageant and winner of the swimsuit competition.
December 2005: Crowned Miss Kentucky USA.
April 2006: Crowned Miss USA, pictured at right.
June 2006: Russell Springs declares Tara Conner Day and holds a homecoming parade.
July 2006: Project Runway reality show contestants design Conner's Miss Universe dress.
July 2006: Competes in Miss Universe, named fourth runner-up.
December 2006: Rumors begin that Conner would be stripped of her crown.
Dec. 19, 2006: Pageant owner Donald Trump announces Conner would not lose her crown if she agrees to go into rehab.
January 2007: Conner completes rehab, checking out of a treatment center in Berks County, Pa.
January 2007: Conducts interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show and with People magazine. Says "no" to offer to pose for Playboy magazine.
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