Shanna Moakler Resigns as Miss California Director

May 13, 2009 By:
Shanna Moakler Resigns as Miss California Director

Guess Shanna Moakler didn’t agree with Donald Trump’s decision to allow Carrie Prejean to remain Miss California! Shanna has just stepped down as the pageant director for the Miss California organization.

She said in a statement: "Since the press conference yesterday, I had a chance to think about what has taken place, and I feel that at this time it is in my best interest to resign from the Miss California USA organization.”

"I cannot with a clear conscious move forward supporting and promoting the Miss Universe Organization when I no longer believe in it, or the contracts I signed committing myself as a youth. I want to be a role model for young woman with high hopes of pageantry, but now feel it more important to be a role model for my children. I am sorry and hope I have not let any young supporters down but wish them the best of luck in fulfilling their dreams."

This isn’t too surprising, seeing as though Shanna and Carrie have very different beliefs when it comes to the topic of gay marriage. After Prejean announced that she’d be launching a campaign opposing gay marriage, Shanna announced she’d be appearing in a new ad supporting gay rights. She also shot a print ad last month slamming Proposition 8.

We think it’s great that Shanna is standing up for what she believes in, and should be given the same respect as Carrie is getting from Trump for stating her beliefs, and sticking by them. But it’s sad that Shanna is being forced to leave The Miss California organization, which she’s been a part of for so long.