One to watch: Monique Blanchard, UCLA girl, smoking hot model

Monique Blanchard was born and raised in California and was a student athlete at UCLA. Now she’s a model. Got your attention yet? Yes, it’s another gorgeous lady we’ve deemed “one to watch“. Only today we’re doing it a little different. We’re going to let her tell you about herself in her own words. Monique?

I’ve always had a knack for sports since I was a child, but am an artist at heart! I love expressing myself through the camera, on stage and through music!! I feel extremely fortunate to be pursuing what I love; it has taken me overseas and has led me to the hands of some amazing people. However, I have faced many hardships along the way but, having a positive attitude, never giving up, and always believing in myself have allowed me to persevere through adversity. I hope I can be an inspiration to women of all ages and that I can give back to those who have supported and inspired me along the way!

I am so grateful for all the opportunities I have had and even for all the obstacles that have made me a stronger and more confident woman today. This used to be a dream of mine and I can’t believe this is my reality now. It goes to show you that you can do almost anything you set your mind to. Follow your heart and follow your dreams. Don’t let anyone hold you back because being able to do what you love is so incredibly rewarding! Peace and Love!

Is it any wonder companies like Target, Famous Footwear, Verizon, Pac Sun, and Scion have hired her to model for them? What a cool lady.

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Photo credit: Kyle Goldie