Monika Paez is a fitness model, trainer, spokesperson and aspiring television host currently residing in Miami, Florida.

When she was 15 years old, she began her involvement in beauty pageants and quickly found that she had a passion for both physical fitness and being on stage. Paez then began to compete in National Physique Committee, or NPC, bikini competitions and fell in love with the sport. Since then, she has competed in five bikini fitness competitions and has also been featured in Status Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Muscular Development Latino, to name a few.

In addition to modeling and fitness, Paez is a sponsored athlete for PNI Supplement and a spokeswoman for the Arthritis Foundation. She also volunteers with charitable organizations like Best Buddies, Amigos for Kids and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She recently partnered with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to help introduce fitness to those affected by the condition.

On her spare time, she enjoys fitness training, running in triathlons and spending time with her family. She also loves reading motivational books, trying new workout routines and traveling. She hopes to one day get her pro-card in NPC fitness competitions and be an internationally known television host.