The 5’9” model Monique Darton comes from Brainerd, MN. She has been modeling since she was 12 years old, when she had her first test shoot. She began professionally at the age of 15, however, appearing on a prom theme catalogue where she did her own hair and makeup.
Since then, Monique has traveled around the world modeling, going to places like London and Paris for her work. She has been inspired by supermodel Tyra Banks, awed by the star’s skills in business as well. Speaking of which, some of the jobs that the aspiring model has had in the past include salon receptionist, in addition to working at a candy store.
Despite the odd jobs she’s held, Monique has her heart set on modeling. She has decided to auditon as a contestant on Project Runway’s sister show, Models of the Runway, and got accepted. Both series air on the Lifetime Network, and pits the contestants against one another to win the top prize.
The 16 models were paired with a designer from the show, but Models of the Runway will feature more scenes regarding the backstage drama that occurs during the competition. Each model will share their perspective, from the tears to the laughs they all experienced while being on the series. She placed fifth in the competition.