Monique Darton

OUT 04/08/2010
Brainerd, MN
5'9"
At 15, for a prom theme catalogue. I had to do my own hair and makeup.
I'm very inspired by Tyra Banks. She's also a businesswoman.
I would love to hear 311 or Jimi Hendrix.

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Monique Video Blog: Episode 12

Model Monique gives her take on Models of the Runway Season 2 Episode 12, in which she was paired with desig...
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: MONIQUE'S TAKE

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    Describe your look.
    Unique.
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    When did you first realize you had modeling potential?
    I did my first test shoot at 12. But I didn't really start until I was 15.
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    When was your first modeling gig, and what was it?
    At 15, for a prom theme catalogue. I had to do my own hair and makeup like I was going to prom.
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    Have you modeled professionally before?
    I've worked in the U.S., London and Paris.
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    What song do you want to hear when walking the catwalk?
    I would love to hear 311 or Jimi Hendrix.
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    Favorite supermodel?
    I'm very inspired by Tyra Banks. She's not just a supermodel, she's a businesswoman.
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    Got a catwalk confession?
    I once tripped up the stairs to the catwalk. Not so funny at the time, but I can giggle about it now.
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    How would you describe your walk?
    Confident and fun at the same time.
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    What makes you stand out as a model?
    My personality; sometimes I'm a goofball or even dorky. And maybe my hair.
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    What's your dream modeling gig?
    A makeup campaign.
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    Designer(s) you wish you could model for?
    I have an amazing pair of Roberto Cavalli sunglasses. I.d love to shoot that ad!
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    What is a fashion must?
    Mascara.
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    Who is your favorite style icon?
    I love Gwen Stefani's style. It's so uniquely her, and she ROCKS it!
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    Receptionist at salon. I also worked at a candy store.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    VPL (visible panty line) or tags hanging out.
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    If you weren't modeling, you'd be . . .
    Something to help people, maybe a counselor or therapist.
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    What's the best modeling job you've ever had?
    Working with known photographers like Bruce Weber and Carter Smith.
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    What's your best beauty tip?
    Wash your face before bed, use eye and night creams. Allow your skin to breathe.
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    What are your essential purse items?
    ChapStick, powder and blush. I also never leave home without my camera.
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    What are your favorite places to shop?
    Urban Outfitters, Mystique Boutique, Topshop, SoHo in general.
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    How many pairs of shoes are in your closet?
    Well over 50 . . . hehe.
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    What's your favorite fashion magazine(s)?
    I like Elle. They have good fashion tips and editorials, plus good articles.
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    Designer or off-the-rack?
    Why not both? Each has its place in a wardrobe.
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    Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin?
    Christian Louboutin.
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    How would you describe your family?
    Loving, supportive and wonderful!
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    What's your education background?
    High school grad.
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    What hobbies do you do for fun?
    Concerts, dancing, spending time with friends and family, movies and taking pictures.
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    How do you keep in shape?
    I live in a fourth-floor walkup. I do yoga, and overall I just try to stay active and have fun.
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    Guilty-pleasure food?
    Candy bars. Most recently I'm loving Kit Kats.
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    What's on your iPod?
    A little bit of everything, from 311 to Soko, Bob Marley, Lil Wayne . . . I LOVE MUSIC!
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    What's your favorite movie?
    I love love love Dirty Dancing! I've seen it tons of times and can watch forever!
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    What's your favorite TV show?
    CSI. I think it's just the coolest show ever!
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    What are your favorite websites?
    One of the ones I use most is Google.
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    iPhone or BlackBerry?
    BlackBerry.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Depends on the day, but I try not to eat fast food too often.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    There is lots of takeout in my life, but I'm working on my cooking!
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    Beer or wine?
    Nine out of 10 times, I.d say wine, but I can go for beer and wings from time to time.
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    Who was your favorite designer from past seasons of Runway?
    I loved Jay. I also worked with Kara, and she was so sweet!
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    Clothes you hope you don't have to wear on the show?
    I would just like to have my wee bits covered.
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    Clothes you hope to wear on the show?
    Beautiful dresses made just for me!
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    How do you take criticism related to your modeling?
    I try to take it well, and grow from it, but sometimes it's just not that easy.
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    Do you get along well with other models? Why or why not?
    Yes. Most of my friends are models, girls I met on jobs or living together in model apartments!
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    Will you make friends with other models on the show, or will it be all competition?
    I'll make some homies.

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