The beauty who gave an outstanding performance at the pageant held early this year, won many sub contests along with the crown, says she is not ashamed to sell homemade desserts, and that nothing could ever stop her from helping her family. “No, I am not ashamed. My grandmother always told me that you should not be ashamed of anything as long as you will not harm anyone. I also love helping my family, helping my grandma, because by this I can help her and I love to see her smile,” she said.
Earlier this year, Monika was also part of an initiative to raise funds for Taal volcano eruption victims and was seen selling T-shirts for the cause.