Today our Bae All Day is model Shantal Monique who has appeared in Playboy as well as studied Bio-Chemistry, showing she is one fiercely diverse lady!
Where are you originally from and what made you move to Los Angeles?
I am from Seattle, Washington and have always wanted to live in California. I moved to Arizona to go to college but when I started modeling I traveled back and forth to LA, so decided it was time to finally move here!
We see that you’re a model! How long have you been in the game for and what was your favorite shoot so far?
I started modeling off out of high school, but didn’t start getting into the game until 2012. Each shoot is fun and unique in its own way. But recently I went to New York City to shoot for an upcoming Virtual Reality app! The technology and VR experience was so intriguing.
Did you always know you’d be a model or did you have other career plans?
I wanted to model ever since I was a little girl. Of course, I had tons of other ideas of what I wanted to be when I grew up. I went to college with the intent of going into the medical field. That being said, I saw a growing opportunity and I thought I’d pursue it by coming out here.
Being in the fitness game, do you see a difference in your health from before you started?
I’ve always had a very on and off relationship with fitness but things really changed when I decided to challenge myself to 60 days of eating clean with no eating out, alcohol or junk. The body is remarkable, and I really saw a difference in how good I not only felt physically, but mentally.
What is a funny/awkward/embarrassing memory from a shoot?
I try to embrace my funny awkwardness whenever I can. Recently I couldn’t figure out how to put on a lingerie set for 10 plus minutes. There was nothing else I could do other than laugh at myself.
If you’ve ever been in Tinder or a dating app, do you have any horror stories?
I have actually never used a dating site or app but I’ve been sent screen shots proving I like long walks on the beach and balls (Haha).
If you could only bring 3 things to an island, what would it be?
Water, music and a fishing pole.
What is one item (other than your phone) that you always carry on your bag?
Who is your celebrity crush and why?
Ryan Gosling – he’s pretty much the epitome of sexy, intelligent and funny.
What is something you’re super passionate about that most people don’t know?
That I am passionate about coffee: iced, hot, espresso, nitro, infused.. oh and that I am very passionate about beaching. Beaching is both an art and a physical activity. Seeking, finding and hiking the best beaches could be a full time job. (😂)