Score one for … integrity? After standing by as Donald Trump praised Carrie Prejean (and complimented her “modeling” shots), former Miss USA Shanna Moakler resigned her post as Miss California USA co-pageant director. But didn’t Trump say Moakler and Prejean had reconciled after hours of closed door meetings? Sure he did! But he was standing at a podium at a press conference, homebase for spinning reality into press-friendly accounts.
If you’re just tuning in, Moakler’s stance on Prejean has not been one of friendliness. She criticized the Miss USA runner-up for helping the National Organization for Marriage’s anti-gay cause and failing to mention those naked pictures of her.
Says Moakler of her resignation: “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 [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.”
Of course, being a role model for young women includes posing naked for Playboy. (link, NSFW)