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- December 01, 2001
- March 28, 1975
- Providence RI United States
- 5' 8"
- 117 lbs
Playmate Shanna Moakler is a little competitive. Blonde-haired and green-eyed, with warm, dewy skin, she came to fame as runner-up at the Miss USA 1995 pageant – and that’s saying nothing of her Playboy centerfold. Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Shanna describes her childhood as idyllic. “My family had a farm, so I always played outdoors,” she says. “I was a late bloomer, and I had a very boyish figure. I finally got some curves when I was seventeen – better late than never, right?” Not a moment too soon, either – from there, Shanna started competing in the local pageant circuit, and in 1995 she was named Miss New York USA. Though she was first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant, she came in first at Playboy, and in 2001 was named our newest Miss December. “I was fascinated by Playboy long before I ever got in front of a camera,” explains Shanna. “Playboy celebrates women, and that’s something I knew I wanted to be a part of.” With an on-again, off-again relationship with Blink 182’s Travis Barker, not to mention a hosting gig with Entertainment Tonight, Shanna is never far from the spotlight, and that’s exactly where she wants to be. “I’m a survivor, and I believe God is leading me in a better direction,” she says. “One of the biggest perks of being a Playmate is getting to hang out at the Mansion. All the other Playmates are so great – it’s like I have a hundred sisters.” Playmate status notwithstanding, we think Miss Moakler has it going on – and on and on.