Monday, February 05, 2007

Former Miss USA blasts the current queen

Not all is well in beauty-queen land.

Former Miss USA Susie Castillo is blasting reigning queen Tara Conner for tarnishing the image of the pageant.

Conner went into rehab after reports of heavy drinking and use of other controlled substances — and pageant head Donald Trump said the Kentucky native should get a “second chance.” But Castillo isn’t so forgiving.

“Whether you like it or not, you’re a role model. It’s not the job of Miss USA to be in rehab,” Castillo, a host of MTV’s “TRL,” tells the Feb/March issue of Complex magazine. “Other girls worked hard to give [the title] a positive name, and it’s going to be tarnished for a very long time now.”

Castillo also had harsh words that seemed aimed at Britney Spears, although she didn’t mention the “Toxic” singer by name.

“My mom always taught me to behave a certain way,” she told the mag. “So I’m not going to get out of a car and have no panties on. Why would you want to show the world your vagina? Hello?”