Shanna Moakler

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Shanna Lyn Moakler is an American model, reality television star, and actress whose personal life has always drawn attention. The actress from ‘Pacific Blue’ has recently made headlines for her tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband, Travis Barker, drummer for the rock band ‘Blink-182.’ She pursued a modeling career in Boston, Miami, and New York, eventually winning the title of Miss New York. She went on to win the title of Miss USA after competing in various beauty pageants. She traveled to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career after achieving first modeling success. She acted in a few films, including “The Wedding Singer” and “Big Momma’s House,” but it was reality television that gave her the name, celebrity, and exposure she desired. Some of the reality TV shows she has starred in include MTV’s ‘Meet the Barkers,’ ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘Pacific Blue,’ and others. She’s also presented series including VH1’s ‘Bridaplasty’ and E’Bridaplasty.’ !’s Shanna’s personal life, including her relationships with Billy Idol, Dennis Quaid, Oscar De La Hoya, and Travis Barker, has frequently made headlines. She and her three children reside in California.

Childhood and Adolescence

Shanna Moakler is the daughter of John W. Moakler III and Gail Moakler. She is of German, Irish, and Portuguese descent. She was born in the United States on March 28th, 1975, in Providence, Rhode Island. Kirk and John W. IV, her older brothers, and Michelle, her older sister, died in 2012.

Barrington High School was her alma mater. She considers herself a tomboy and the school’s greatest dork. She claims she wasn’t even that tall until she was 17 and weighed 75 pounds. By the time she graduated, she had dated the football team’s captain and had been voted the best dressed.

She used to adore going to her Grandfather’s farm as a kid, where she could play outside and have as much fun as the guys! Shanna used to be a competitive roller skater who competed for twelve years!She relocated to Miami after  college, then to New York, before settling in Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.

Career as a model

Shanna has been competing in beauty pageants since she was a child. Shanna competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant in 1992 when she was 17 years old. She came in seventh place overall after scoring 9.115, 9.279, and 9.087 in the preliminary, interview, and swimsuit rounds, respectively!

Miss Teen All American was her first beauty title, which she earned in 1993. She was unstoppable after winning the title. Moakler was crowned ‘Miss New York USA’ at the Miss USA competition in 1995. She finished first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant with scores of 9.06, 9.62, and 9.61 in the preliminary rounds, interviews, and swimsuit divisions, respectively, shortly after earning the title.

With a score of 9.86, she won the evening gown competition. South Padre Island, Texas hosted the event!
Shanna was crowned Miss USA in 1995, after Chelsi Smith was named Miss Universe. She was then featured in a number of magazines, including ‘Cosmopolitan’ and ‘Brentwood.’ She made headlines in December 2011 when she posed for ‘Playboy’ magazine and was crowned ‘Playmate of the Month.’ She confesses to being worried about posing naked for the magazine.

Her measurements, according to ‘Playmate,’ were 34″ breast, 24″ waist, and 34″ hips. For an anti-fur campaign, Moakler has also posed naked for PETA. She had also appeared in a Cutty Stark commercial campaign.

A Career in Television

She began her television career in 1996, making guest appearances on shows such as ‘Louis and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’ and ‘Due South.’ Shannen Doherty and she starred in the television movie ‘Friends ‘Til The End’ in 1997. Lisa was the character she played.

She made a brief appearance as Allison Kendall in the 1998 film ‘Timecop.’ In the beginning of the same year, she also landed her first major job. On the television drama ‘Pacific Blue,’ she played officer Monica Harper, a trouble-making rookie. She was a celebrity contestant on the reality game show ‘Search Party’ from 1999 to 2000. The show was shown on E Network, and the contestants had to complete challenges in various exotic places.

She had an appearance on ‘Punk’d’ in 2003, where she assisted Ashton Kutcher in punking her then-boyfriend Travis Barker. She made a cameo in the TV sitcom ‘Joey,’ starring Matt Le Blanc, in 2005. In the same year, she appeared as a guest star on John Stamos’ ‘Jake in Progress.’ She and her then-husband, Travis Barker, participated in the MTV reality show “Meet the Barkers” from 2005 to 2006.

‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,’ ‘Entourage,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants,’ and ‘Minutes to Win It,’ also known as the ‘Last Beauty Standing,’ were among the many TV shows she featured in between 2006 and 2010. Shanna was the ‘Last Beauty Standing’ and the overall winner out of the ten candidates. She was awarded $10,000 for her charitable organization. She was a judge on the long-running television game program ‘Price is Right’ in 2014.

Career in the Film Industry

She starred as ‘Jaime’ in ‘Poison Ivy: The New Seduction’ in 1997. In the same year, she starred in the film ‘Telling You.’She played an air hostess in the 1998 film “The Wedding Singer.” ‘Love Stinks,’ ‘Critical Mass,’ ‘Pauly Shore is Dead,’ ‘Seeing Other People,’ and ‘Big Momma’s House 2’ were among her other credits. She played herself in VH1’s ‘I Love the New Millennium.’ Shanna also hosted ‘Bridalsplasty’ on E! Entertainment Television, LLC for two months in 2010-2011.

Personal Experiences of Shanna

Shanna Lynn Moakler has been in the press several times for her personal life, particularly her relationships.
She began a relationship with rocker Billy Idol in 1997. They starred in the film ‘The Wedding Singer’ together.
She began dating boxer Oscar De La Hoya in October 1997. With him, she has a daughter, Atiana Cecelia De La Hoya.

They were engaged in 1999 but broke up in 2000, after which Shanna filed a paternity suit against Oscar, alleging that he had assaulted her and was also an alcoholic. The case was settled out of court in 2011. Oscar contributes to their daughter’s financial well-being.

She began dating actor Dennis Quaid in 2001, but their relationship did not last long.
Travis Barker and she married on October 30, 2004. Landon Asher Barker, a son, and Alabama Luella Parker, a daughter, are the couple’s children. The children were born on the 9th of October, 2003, and the 24th of December, 2005, respectively.

Travis filed for divorce in 2006. Shanna blamed Travis for their divorce because she suspected her husband of having an affair with Parish Hilton. Shanna was also rumored to be visiting Paris. Shanna threw herself a break-up party in Las Vegas in November 2006, complete with a divorce cake. For a long time, their relationship was on and off.

They even performed at the 2007 Video Music Awards. They finally divorced in 2009, and they have been co-parenting their children since then. In 2014, Travis and Shanna had another verbal spat, but they were able to reconcile their differences and are again in a good place. Shanna has been dating ‘Hells Angel’ biker Bryan Sollima since 2014.

Estimated Net Worth

Shanna Moakler is an actress, model and reality TV personality, with a net worth of $15 million. Shanna Moakler has earned her net worth through her career as a model for magazines such as, Playboy, Cosmopolitan and Brentwood, as well as her acting roles in television and films.