LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Former Miss USA, actress/model Shanna Moakler is joining VH1’s highly popular reality series “Hollywood Exes” this season. The show is set to premiere April 30.
“I’ve been a big fan of the show so I’m ecstatic to join the cast and work with some very creative people, both in front of and behind the camera,” Moakler said.
The show examines the lives of women who have endured high-profile divorces from some of Hollywood's most important figures.
“We’re excited and thrilled to have Shanna join the cast of ‘Hollywood Exes’ and provide her unique humor, energy and enthusiasm,” said Lisa Shannon, the show’s executive producer.
With acting credits in a variety of films such as “Big Momma’s House 2,” “Love Stinks,” “The Wedding Singer” and such series as “The Glades,” “NCIS,” “Entourage” and many others, Moakler is perhaps best known for the 2005-06 hit MTV reality series “Meet the Barkers” which chronicled her life and that of then husband and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
The new season of “Hollywood Exes,” set to air this spring, will feature Moakler, Nicole Murphy (former wife of Eddie Murphy), Liz Bonds (Barry Bonds), Mayte Garcia, (Prince), Jessica Canseco (Jose Canseco), Sheree Fletcher (Will Smith) and Daphne Wayans (Keenen Ivory Wayans).
“Having gone through a divorce myself, I feel that I have things to contribute to the show’s discussion of divorce and its impact on families, whether you’re a famous person or not,” Moakler said.
Having begun modeling at age 15, former Playboy Playmate and reality star, Moakler first came to public attention as the winner of the Miss New York USA beauty pageant in 1995 before being crowned Miss USA that same year. Moakler has continued her work with Miss USA by serving as executive producer of the Miss Nevada USA state pageant taking place this month.
Besides her work in pageants and entertainment, Moakler is also a successful businesswoman with her popular line of makeup products, Smoak Cosmetics and her new clothing line set to debut later this year.
“Hollywood Exes” is executive produced by Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon and Leah Hariton for Shed Media US. Vernon Lynch and Jeff Dyson for Lynch-Dyson Entertainment also serve as executive producers. Nicole Murphy is executive producer. Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, and Laurel Stier are executive producers for VH1.