Bahamas- Monique Coney
Name: Monique Coney
Occupation: 911 Dispatcher for the City of Miami Beach
Hobbies: My hobbies include traveling, volunteering, going to the movies, game night, visiting different beaches, pageantry, modelling and spending time with my family and friends.
Biography: I am Monique Coney. I am a Miami native, born and raised in the Magic City but I currently live in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I am a model, pageant titleholder, host, media correspondent, author, community volunteer and public speaker who is looking to grow in the fashion community, entertainment industry and the world of international pageantry. I started my commercial, print and runway model career in early 2019 and through modeling I was introduced to pageantry. With the titles I hold, I’ve been able to speak throughout the community about health & wellness topics, social issues, as well as serve as a mentor and role model to young women. My community platform is the newly created “S.E.R.V.E”, Serving Everywhere Resiliently and Virtuously on Earth. The goal of “S.E.R.V.E” is to promote the spirit of volunteerism and community service worldwide. My hope is to give motivational encouragement through my social media platform of “MoniQ Endeavors”, @moniqendeavors, where the goal is to empower the community through confidence and acts of service along with travel, environmental awareness, health, wellness and fashion to make every day endeavors meaningful ones. I am a member of Chi Sigma Delta Sorority Incorporated wher I serve on the National Board as National Marketing Director and as Queen’s Care Liaison for the Miami-Dade county chapter of Mu Kappa. I currently work as a 911 Dispatcher and am graduate of Miami Dade College of Miami, Fl. My future goal is to have a new career in journalism as well as real estate and starting my own tour guide business in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I look forward to learning, growing, and continuing my love of service internationally.
Life Ambition: I strive to serve. I want my life to encompass serving and helping others. I want to always be a role model and set a good example in all factions of my life because one never knows who is looking and who is being inspired by your actions. I hope to always make my family and friend proud of me and hope that I get to live out a full, meaningful life.
Volunteer / Charity Work: I currently volunteer on the National Board of my sorority, Chi Sigma Delta Sorority Incorporated, as the National Marketing Director. I also volunteer on the committee of the Chi Sigma Delta Sorority Incorporated Mentorship Program called, Young Fly Queens. I volunteer in my local chapter of the Mu Kappa Chapter of Chi Sigma Delta as Queen’s Care Liaison and Event Coordinator. Also, with the Mu Kappa Chapter, we have done monthly community service projects to support and brought to awareness to Autism Awareness, homeless care bags for the City of Ft. Lauderdale community, community gardening with Health in the Hood, Back to School drive with the City of Miami Gardens, and holiday cards for Veterans with Support Our Troops. Next, I volunteer as a Royal Ambassador with the U.S. United Pageant System where I volunteer throughout the community at Breast Cancer Awareness Walks as well as Community Food Drives with organizations such as Health in the Hood and Feeding South Florida, community street clean ups, citizen beach clean ups, Christmas toy drives and donating to community food pantries. Finally, I have donated my time virtually to many organizations such as the St, Jude’s Hospital, Nationwide Childen’s Hospital, Queen’s Village: The Podcast, and DG Designing the Future: Women Winning in Business
Why did you enter the pageant? I am extremely thrilled for this opportunity to join the Miss United Nations Pageant because I have wanted to be a part of this system for quite some time! I discovered the system on social media and want intrigued me the most was how empowering the mission and purpose of this pageant truly is, to the delegates and to the international community. I consider myself a global citizen. I had the grateful privilege of starting my internationally traveling at a young age and I have always been inspired by the spirit of community that can be found across the globe. This pageant system gives each of its delegates the opportunity to serve and empower our international community worldwide and that is something that I want to be a part of!
Which world leader inspire you? A world leader who inspires me is Greta Thunberg. The work that she is doing as a young activist is phenomenal! She is inspiring because at such a young age, she is confident and unapologetic for the cause of climate change mitigation. I love how she inspires us, in the smallest ways, to make every day, lifestyle changes to reduce our carbon footprint. She challenges us to not just look for hope but to create it!
What do you like about host state of Florida, USA?: What I adore the most about the state of Florida is its rich and amazing history. I worked as a tour guide at the Historical Museum of South Florida, now called, History Miami Museum, and it was one of the best jobs I’ve ever had because I love history. There is so much to be learned in my home state and to see how we are a part of an extraordinary eco system and natural habitat; with the Everglades, the coral reefs and all the bays, there is definitely no other place on Earth like Florida. I am truly excited that the Miss United Nations Pageant will be held in my home state, and I am so excited to share “Florida” with all of you!
Favourite Food: I LOVE GRILLED, STEAMED, BAKED OR BAG BOILED SEAFOOD!