Monique Jones started weight training at the age of 13 and claims that she felt an “instant connection” with the exercises. Her first competition was in the 2008 South Carolina State Show, where Monique came in first place for overall women’s bodybuilding.
In 2010, she placed first in the IFBB North American Championships. Since 2011, Jones has qualified for every single Ms. Olympia. Now, at the age of 43, Monique stands at 5’8″ and weighs 200 pounds.