Shanna Moakler: From Beauty Queen to ‘Dancing' Queen
August 30, 2006

Former Miss USA, and the star of MTV's "Meet the Barkers," Shanna Moakler hopes America will crown her once again. But this time she has her sights set on champ of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

"Extra's" Jon Kelley dropped by the pre-show dance rehearsals to see how Shanna was holding up on the very-competitive dance floor.

"You know, I don't have any dance experience," she admitted. "But I was a roller skater. Everyone laughs when I say that, but I was a roller skater, and I was a good roller skater!"

Now the skates are off, and so is Shanna's baby weight, thanks to three hours of rigorous training a day!

"It is a boot camp," she said. "I've lost five pounds, and it's only been two weeks. And I have another 15 to go."

Benefits of "Dancing with the Stars" also include a bit of an escape for Shanna, who's going through a painful split from her husband, Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker.

"It's been something I can really focus on and put my energies into and kind of get away from the negativity and emotional stuff that's going on at home," she revealed.

As for rumors that their split was because of Shanna's participation in "Dancing with the Stars," Moakler told us, "That's silly. I think we really wanted to try and support each other."

But despite their past of love and support, Shanna doubts they will ever get back together, although she hopes they can be close again.

"I don't know if it's possible that he and I could romantically be involved with each other again," she admitted. "I would love for he and I to come to a place where we could obviously be the best parents we could possibly be and that we could be friends. I would love that."

"Dancing with the Stars" tangos back to TV Sept. 12.

 


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