Monica is the first Brazilian female bodybuilder to receive an IFBB pro card. Always into athletics, she partipated in cycling, ballet, martial arts and gymnastics and started liftng weights in 1986 as part of her training. She entered her first bodybuilding competition in 1994. Now residing in Florida, Monica speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.
Weight: 145lbs-off season/135lbs contest
Bench press: 250lbs
Monica has won various titles including the Brazilian National Championship, South American Championship, and Ibero-American Championship prior to achieving her IFBB pro card in 1998. She has competed at the pro level in shows including the Arnold Classic, Jan Tana Classic, and Europa.