Reports: Shanna Moakler Wants Back In

Carrie Prejean's Miss California USA title yanked Wednesday

Now that Carrie Prejean is the ex-Miss California, former pageant official Shanna Moakler wants back in.

Reality-TV star Shanna Moakler, a former Miss USA herself, was co-director of the Miss California USA pageant until she angrily quit after pageant owner Donald Trump refused to bounce Prejean last month.

"First and foremost, my faith has been restored in the Miss Universe Organization and with Donald Trump," Moakler told "I believed eventually what I intimately knew would come to fruition."

"Now that Carrie has been terminated from her position as Miss California, I would consider resuming my role and responsibilities with the pageant," Moakler told the Web site

Moakler, 34, won the Miss USA crown in 1995. She called it quits as the state's pageant director one day after a meeting at which Trump announced Prejean could keep her Miss California crown.

"I'm a grown woman -- I'm not a 21-year-old sorority sister going to have a pillow fight," Moakler said in a news interview after she resigned from Miss California USA. "I'm here to take care of her. What happened after, it was like watching a runaway train. I would want to have helped her be more knowledgeable about what she was speaking about, so she didn't come across as ridiculous. In some interviews, she came across as ridiculous." published racy photographs of Prejean after she was named Miss USA runner-up and made controversial comments about gay marriage both at the pageant and at The Rock Church in Liberty Station, where she was interviewed by her pastor, Miles McPherson.

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