Shanna Moakler just resigned from her position as co-executive director of the Miss California pageant.
She explained her reason in a statement: “Since the press conference yesterday, I had a chance to think about what has taken place, and I feel that at this time it is in my best interest to resign from the Miss California USA organization. I can not 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 woman 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.”
That’s a big step to take and good for her, standing up for what she believes is the right thing for her to do. Sometimes it’s hard to get out of a situation that you feel uncomfortable with, because you don’t want to disappoint anyone.
That in itself is a great example for girls. You are never stuck in a situation, no matter how sticky it feels.