Monique was born and raised in Anaheim, California. Last year, she graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Since graduation, she has continued to focus on her modeling career. In the beginning of this year, she traveled to Mexico being the lead model for a Regional Mexican music video. She really enjoys traveling and is willing to travel for other modeling projects. This year, she walked for a Michael Kors fashion show showcasing his Spring collection. Recently, she also modeled for GLAUDI by Johana Hernandez for a bridal show. She is preparing to compete in her first Miss California USA pageant next year.