Monica was just 4 years old when her parents, both Biologists, took Monica out of her birthplace of Cali, Colombia on their adventures throughout the world. Having lived on a small crocodile inhabited island in Melanesia where headhunters roamed nightly, to swimming in the beautiful blue-green Caribbean waters of her backyard in Puerto Rico, Monica's inspiration comes from the exposure to a colorful array of cultures and countries at a very young age.
In Colombia, Monica learned to sing before she could even speak. In Papua New Guinea she would line up the Native children and teach them songs in Spanish while learning songs in their various tongues. The oldest of 3 girls, Monica would use her siblings as her assistants in her many shows and plays she would put on for family members and neighbors at parties and gatherings. Once she arrived in the U.S. Monica was accepted into a highly accredited school for the Visual & Performing arts in San Diego, CA. During Middle School, Monica's family had moved to Ventura CA. There she became very involved in Musical Theatre, began modeling and ultimately went on to be Junior Miss Ventura County. By the time she was in high school, She was signed to Media Artists Group and began commercial auditions where she landed a small role on the WB's "The Parenthood" as well as a voice over for a national Coca Cola Radio Spot. At 18, a Management Company owned by executives at John Robert Powers, signed Monica to an all-girl Pop/R&B group. Here, Monica learned her valuable musical production skills. Long hours in the music studio and extensive rehearsals, helped mold the already passionate and dedicated young lady into a more solid performer, musician and creative force.
After receiving her BA from CSUN, Monica moved to Los Angeles. She continued to work with many Music Artists/Producers including Dion Allen (Az Yet) RK Records, Styles of Beyond, as well writing and singing on many local and underground rappers albums. She toured The U.S. and Mexico as a background vocalist for Platinum selling Latin Pop Singer "Noelia".
Monica had also begun working as Miller Light Model, traveling extensively and meeting many prominent and influential business people. A few years later, Monica decided to start her own Promotional Modeling Company and founded Assorted Flavors Agency. Her strong business sense, solid ethics and formidable drive quickly pushed her ahead of the game. She was soon working with huge companies such as Heineken USA and HSBC Bank. Her natural knack for finding other talent also opened doors for her as a casting associate for Telemundo and other local Television networks such as BET, Azteca and KWHY 22.
Just 4 years into starting her agency, Monica paired up with an established Production Company to create and Produce her very own reality show, which sold to Mun2/NBC-Universal. "Beauties & The Boss" a show about her agency, aired in the summer of 2011. With a music production background, Monica felt at home in the realm of Television Production ,both in front and behind the cameras. Just a year shy of coming off her reality show Monica landed her first role in a feature film called 'In Da Cut" and quickly began grabbing the attention of many producers and directors who also made her a part of their film and television projects. Gaining notoriety for her unique combination of good looks and comedic chops, Monica was cast as a hot Latina date with a crazy pet bunny for the Super Bowl Doritos Challenge in 2012. Monica's Colombian Curves made quite a commotion when she appeared as the "Rent-a-Wheel" girl on comedian Gabriel Iglesia's DamnTv online show, prompting more appearances and collaborations and ultimately lead her to become the official "Fluffy Model" both on tour, online and making an appearance in Iglesias's "Stand Up Revolution" Season 3 on Comedy Central. She has since gone on to collaborate with other comedians such as David So, Timothy DeLagetto, Page Kennedy and Ricky Shucks, the latter with whom their online Sketch "My Friends Hot Mom", has received over 20million plus views to date. With the support of her family and other various industry movers and shakers backing her, Monica continues to skillfully propel herself forward in the entertainment industry, full speed, as a powerhouse of talent, creativity and passion.