- 1 Where is supermodel Shanna Moakler now?
- 2 Who is Shanna Moakler?
- 3 Early Life and Education
- 4 Modeling Career and the 1995 Miss USA
- 5 Acting Career Beginnings
- 6 Rise to Fame and “Pacific Blue”
- 7 The 2000s and 2010s
- 8 Other TV Projects
- 9 Shanna Moakler Net Worth
- 10 Personal Life
- 11 Philanthropy
- 12 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 13 Social Media Presence
Where is supermodel Shanna Moakler now?
Shanna Moakler, best recognized for being the 1995 Miss USA and fashion model, is still active in the fashion industry, currently serving as the Director of the Miss Nevada USA state pageant. In 2018, she became the Executive Director of the Miss Utah USA Organization too, and she still also appears in the Lifetime reality TV show “Growing Up Supermodel”.
Who is Shanna Moakler?
Shanna Lynn Moakler was born on the 28th March 1975, in Providence, Rhode Island USA, of Irish, German and Portuguese ancestry. Beside being a model and beauty pageant contestant, she is also known as an actress, who starred in the role of Officer Monica Harper in the USA Network crime drama series “Pacific Blue”, and as a reality TV star, who has appeared in such projects as “Meet The Barkers”, “Hollywood Exes”, “Growing Up Supermodel”, etc.
Early Life and Education
Speak about her early life, Shanna spent her childhood in Providence, where she was raised alongside three siblings by her father, John W. Moakler III, who works as a dentist, and her mother, Gail Moakler. As a teenager, she was a roller skater, and competed at various roller skating tournaments. Regarding her education, she went to Barrington High School, after which she moved to Miami, Florida to pursue her career as a professional model, later relocating to New York City before finally settling down in Los Angeles, California.
Modeling Career and the 1995 Miss USA
Shanna’s modeling career actually started when she was just 15 years old, and two years later she entered the 1992 Miss Teen USA pageant representing Rhode Island, finishing seventh. Thereafter, in the following year, she managed to win the Miss Teen All American title, which encouraged her to further pursue her career, and in 1995 she won the Miss New York USA title, so representing New York at the Miss USA beauty pageant in South Padre Island, Texas, and becoming the first runner-up, but was subsequently declared the title holder, as Chelsi Smith, who was the original winner, became Miss Universe – apparently hoding both titles isn’t allowed. The title not only increased enormously Shanna’s popularity in the world of fashion, but also marked the establishment of her net worth.As a model, she appeared in various magazines, such as “Seventeen”, “Maxim” and “Cosmopolitan”, and moreover signed a contract with “Playboy” magazine in December 2001, and soon was named Playmate of the Month. Beside that, she featured in the Cutty Sark campaign, on which she collaborated with photographer David LaChapelle.
Acting Career Beginnings
Apart from her involvement in the fashion industry, Shanna showed an interest in the performing arts, deciding to try herself as an actress and making her debut appearance in an episode of the CTV crime drama series “Due South” in 1996. This was followed by landing another support role in an episode of the ABC superhero drama series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman” the same year, and in the following year she portrayed Lisa in the NBC drama thriller film entitled “Friends ‘Til The End”, and starred as Jaimie in the short film “Poison Ivy: The New Seduction”, all of which contributed to her wealth.
Rise to Fame and “Pacific Blue”
Shanna came to reall prominence as an actress in 1998, when she was chosen to portray Officer Monica Harper in the USA Network crime drama series “Pacific Blue” next to Jim Davidson, Paula Trickey and Darlene Vogel, which lasted until 2000. and added a considerable amount to her net worth. Concurrently, she landed the role of Cheryl Tangeray in the romantic comedy-drama film “Telling You” (1998), guest-starred as Allison Kendall in an episode of the sci-fi action series “Timecop” (1998), and featured as Tawny in Jeff Franklin’s comedy film “Love Stinks” (1999).
The 2000s and 2010s
At the beginning of the millenium, Shanna landed the role of Alexandra in the action thriller film “Critical Mass” (2001), directed by Fred Olen Ray, which was followed by her portrayal of Jail Hooker in Pauly Shore’s comedy film entitled “Pauly Shore Is Dead” (2003), co-starring Ashley L. Anderson, Pamela Anderson and Camille Anderson. In the following year she played Kasey in the romantic comedy film “Seeing Other People”, and then guest-starred as Mariska in an episode of the NBC sitcom “Joey”, a spin-off of “Friends” and featuring Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, and as Josie in an episode of the ABC comedy series “Jake In Progress” both in 2005, increasing further her fortune. Her next major role came in 2006, when she portrayed Petra in the comedy “Big Momma’s House 2”, directed by John Whitesell, after which she made several guest-starring appearances in such TV series as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2006), “NCIS” (2010), “The Glades” (2013) and “Back Stabber” (2016), among many others.
Other TV Projects
Shanna is also recognized for being a reality TV personality, who appeared alongside her then-husband, Travis Barker, in their own reality TV show entitled “Meet The Barkers”, aired on the MTV network from 2005 to 2006, focusing on their wedding and family life, and which earned her a Teen Choice Award nomination in the Choice TV Reality/Variety Star – Female category. When the show ended, Shanna was hired as the host of the CW’s show entitled “Crowned: The Mother Of All Pageants” (2007-2008), and by the end of the decade, she had also appeared in “Hollywood Lives” (2007-2009), “Real World” (2008) and “The Great Debate” (2009). In 2010, she started hosting the E! Network reality show “Bridalplasty”, which lasted for a season. Moreover, Shanna was one of the cast in the VH1’s reality show “Hollywood Exes” in 2014, and most recently she joined the cast of the Lifetime reality TV show “Growing Up Supermodel” (2017), so her net worth is certainly still rising.
#StyleSunday I wanna know what your go to clothing item is! I love my Black Boots by Ash, my blue jeans and a black tank top! whats in your closet that you can't live without!
Shanna Moakler Net Worth
Her career started in the early 1990s, and she has been an active member of the entertainment and fashion industries ever since. So, if you ever wondered how rich Shanna Moakler is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $15 million, accumulated through her successful multi-faceted career.
Ill never be able to express the love I have for these three beautiful souls. Not a day goes by I don’t think the universe. I love you @atianadelahoya @landonasherbarker @alabamaluellabarker I’m so thankful to be your mom ❤️ ty @realaustinryde for capturing all this love pic.twitter.com/xpqgeBbxCs
— Shanna Moakler (@ShannaMoakler) September 27, 2018
Regarding her personal life, Shanna Moakler married Travis Barker in October of 2004, however, unspecified problems in their marriage lead to the couple divorcing four years later, and moving down separate paths. The couple had two children, a son named Landon Barker and a daughter named Alabama Luella Barker. Before she married Travis, Shanna dated rockstar Billy Idol (1997), boxer Oscar De La Hoya (1997-2000) – with whom she has a daughter, named Atiana De La Hoya – and actor Dennis Quaid (2001). She is currently in a relationship with Hells Angels’ biker Bryan Sollima.
Shanna is also known for her philanthropic activities, being one of the Miss USA winners who support the animal rights organization PETA. In 2008 she became a vegetarian, and recorded a pro-vegetarianism advertising commercial. Five years later, she posed nude in their anti-fur campaign, saying that she would rather be naked than wearing fur.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about her appearance, Shanna has featured twice on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 list thanks to her beauty. She has long wavy blonde hair and green colored eyes. According to Moakler’s Playmate, she has a perfect body with a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), weight of about 117lbs (53kgs), while her vital statistics are 34-24-34.
Just me. Its going to be a T-shirt and jeans kind of day!
Social Media Presence
Shanna is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, including her official Instagram account on which she has more than 160,000 followers, as well as her official Twitter account, having more than 135,000 followers. She also runs her official Facebook page, and her own website, on which you can find more information about her career.