Former Miss USA Shanna Moakler has resigned as head of the Miss California USA pageant in response to the Miss Califorina affair.
As we reported yesterday, Donald Trump announced that Carrie Prejean would keep her Miss California crown, despite breaking paegent rules over her involvement in the anti-gay marriage movement, and failure to disclose that she had previously posed in semi-nude and topless photographs.
Moakler said in a statement that she no longer believes in the 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,” she said. “I want to be a role model for young [women] 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.”