Actress, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist Shanna Moakler has made a name for herself over the years for her work in film, television, print, and more. Her stunning beauty combined with street smarts, determination, and raw talent have kept her a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment business. This spring, Shanna can be seen as the newest cast member on VH1’s hit series “Hollywood Exes.” Season three will premiere April 30, 2014.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island Shanna always had dreams of being in the entertainment industry. While growing up, television and film opportunities were rare in the Rhode Island area, so she got her foot in the door through modeling, and entering pageants. By fifteen years old she was making regular trips to Boston for modeling jobs, and at seventeen she represented Rhode Island in the Miss Teen USA pageant. She then went on to win the Miss Teen All American title. As soon as she graduated from high school, Shanna moved to Miami to pursue the entertainment industry full time. There, she quickly made a name for herself, landing national and international campaigns with big name brands such as TJ Maxx and Stoli Vodka, Calvin Klein and appeared in numerous fashion magazines, from Cosmopolitian, seventeen, Maxim and many more, at the age of 19 she went on to win the Miss New York USA title.
Shanna had her sights set on moving to New York to pursue modeling on a bigger scale, and continue competing in pageants. Once she relocated to the Big Apple, she began walking in high profile fashion shows for top designers, including Calvin Klein. She went on to win the title of Miss New York USA, and soon after took home the prestigious title of Miss USA. She was the youngest woman to achieve this title, in a decade. Once Shanna had the crown, she moved once again to Los Angeles, to start a career in television in film. She was also featured 2 times on the maxim hot 100 list
Once Shanna had the crown, she moved once again to Los Angeles, to start a career in television in film. She quickly landed a series regular role on “Pacific Blue” for the USA Network, and played the role of ‘Monica Harper’ from 1998-2000. She also appeared in films, including THE WEDDING SINGER, and BIG MAMA’S HOUSE 2. Additional television credits include: “Joey,” “Entourage,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “NCIS” and “The Glades.”
In 2005, Shanna dabbled in the reality world, starring on MTV’s hit series “Meet the Barkers.” The show allowed viewers into her life with then husband Travis Barker, documenting the couple’s daily life, including planning their wedding. Starring on the series also opened doors for Shanna with other non-scripted programs, including “Dancing with the Stars” for ABC . Aside from scripted and non-scripted projects, Shanna has had experience in the hosting world, working with E! Entertainment and VH1, and appearing on “Bridalplasty,” “Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants,” and doing red carpet corresponding for The Academy Awards.
I have won many pageant titles in the past which include Miss New York and Miss USA in 1995. I am currently the executive producer for Miss Nevada USA. Pageants will always be a part of my life.
MISS NEVADA USA
I got my main start on “Pacific Blue” for the USA Network from 1998-2000. I’ve appeared in films, including THE WEDDING SINGER, and BIG MAMA’S HOUSE 2. Additional television credits include: “Entourage,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and “The Glades.” I can be seen as the newest cast member on VH1’s hit series “Hollywood Exes.”
I launched a cosmetic line SMOAK in 2010 which features quality products for an affordable price; including primers, brushes, creative color kits, and more. In 2014, the line will focus on bronzers and lip-gloss.
Working within the pageant community shanna has found the need for young women to find the perfect interview outfit and not just for competition but also out in the work place, this line will be coming in the fall of 2014.
HOUSE OF SMOAK
Anyone that knows me, will tell you that I am an avid animal lover. I have had many cats, dogs, etc in my family. I always try to do what I can to help animal rights organizations as well.
If you have any questions, comments or anything else, let me know.