Age: 25
Star Sign: Capricorn
Hometown:  Wellington
Where are you based now? Auckland

Sales area manager Monique is no stranger to being in the spotlight with her beauty pageant background. She entered Miss Universe New Zealand in 2015 thinking at best she may make it to boot camp round, but made the finals and got to travel to the Philippines for charity work and be part of a show at SkyCity.  Her dream date would be to go whale watching – combining her love of travel and nature.  The best advice Monique’s mother ever gave her was to “build a bridge and get over it.”

Do you have any party tricks? I know the alphabet backwards!

What words would your friends use to describe you?
I asked one of my best friends and she said: pedantic, kind, particular, empathetic, intuitive and silly!