Monique C. Gaines
During the intermission of the premier Full Figured Fierce charity fashion show in 2015, Monique quite literally strutted her way from concert ticket winner to petite plus model.
Barely a year later she was selected to participate in Alabama Fashion Alliance (AFA) appearing in the 2016 and 2017 Alabama Fashion Week and Alabama Fashion WeekEND. She would later be recognized by the likes of Mychael Knight of “Project Runway” and Cynthia Bailey for her ability to captivate an audience. Her creativity was recognized by Gabrielle Union after replicating an ad from Union’s New York & Company collection. Gaines has appeared in Fabuplus magazine and recently in a spread for Mock Magazine.
Monique has trained under Dionne Reeves-Grubbs (Walk Like HER Model and Confidence Classes) and Liris Crosse (Life of a Working Model Bootcamp) to become a petite plus model. Her experiences led her to forge her own lane as the #TweenieQueenie, the moniker alluding to her height and weight existing in the void between “standard” and “plus” size.
She has served as brand ambassador for Full Figured Fierce, Classic Maven Boutique, and collaborated with photographer Rick D. Jones. Her outgoing personality naturally allowed her to segue into hosting. Monique has served as MC for Alabama Black Expo, Kerri Davis’ book launch for “Beyond Existence: The Purple Passage”, the red carpet for the Freedom Flame Awards, and is a recurring host for Zenzele’s online shopping and in – store events.
Constantly raising the bar and expanding her talents Monique has served as co-host for Let Me Tell Your Something podcast and is the Assistant Director of Ka Le Che Modeling Agency. Today in addition to being a phenomenal mother to a young goddess rising she is also the host of “Confessions of a Goddess” a passion project turned online series. Monique challenges her viewers to “honor the goddess within with honesty” in this online advice column talk show.
This is Monique C. Gaines, petite plus model, brand ambassador, personality, and mother; and she’s just getting started….