Monic Pérez

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Monic Pérez
Born Monic Marie Pérez Díaz
(1990-02-01) February 1, 1990 (age 28)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Title Miss Arecibo Universe 2013 Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Dark Brown
Eye color Brown
Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013
(Miss Photogenic)
(Payless Best Catwalk)
(Best Body)
Miss Universe 2013
(Top 16)

Monic Marie Pérez Díaz (born February 1, 1990 in Bayamón) is a Puerto Rican TV Host, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013 and represented Puerto Rico at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow and placed Top 16.

Early life[edit]

Monic was born on February 1, 1990 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, the oldest of three children, and moved to Long Island as a teenager. After high school she moved to Arecibo, Puerto Rico where she attended University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo campus, majoring in Nursing.[2]

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013[edit]

On August 29, 2012 Monic represented Arecibo at the Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013 pageant where she beat out 31 other contestants and won the title, gaining the right to represent Puerto Rico at Miss Universe. She also won the awards of Miss Photogenic, Payless Best Catwalk and Best Body, respectively.[3]

Miss Universe 2013[edit]

Monic represented Puerto Rico at the 62nd annual Miss Universe. She quickly became the crowd favorite and in most countries was the predicted winner of the Miss Universe. She finished as Top 16 semi-finalist on November 9, 2013 vying to succeed outgoing titleholder Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo of the United States. The eventual winner was Gabriela Isler of Venezuela. There are many rumors about Monic being sabotaged backstage prior to the show and given horrendous hair and makeup.

IMG Models[edit]

Monic is currently an international model based in New York City, represented by IMG Models. She is the face of the "Rums of Puerto Rico" campaign by Bacardi, Don Q and the other major Puerto Rican rum houses, and has been featured by Fendi, Banana Republic, Avon, Pandora, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Macy's and J.C. Penney. She also was part of Kanye West's first NYFW show in collaboration with Adidas in February 2015. She also starred in singer Yandel's single "Encantadora" which was released in November 2015 and was nominated for various awards.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Candidatas". Miss Universe Puerto Rico. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Conoce a la nueva Miss Universe 2013 - El Nuevo Día". 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  3. ^ "De Arecibo la nueva soberana boricua". Retrieved 2012-09-18. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Río Grande Bodine Koehler
Miss Universe Puerto Rico
Succeeded by
Toa Baja Gabriela Berrios
Preceded by
Pao Castro
Miss Arecibo Universe
Succeeded by
Suzette Rivera