While the sport ties itself up in knots over what is and what isn't acceptable in female bodybuilding, superb, focused and disciplined muscle athletes like Monique simply continue to pump iron and build their bodies regardless.
It's called being a bodybuilder.
Monique, 34, from South Carolina, started out as a figure competitor in 2007 – but boy has she grown since then!
By 2012 she had pumped herself up to heavyweight female bodybuilder status and stood among the sport's elite on the Ms Olympia stage.
Her massive and imposing physique is a blend of jaw-droppingly powerful muscularity and beautiful lines – the very pinnacle of what it is to be a female bodybuilder in 2013.
And anyone who thinks female bodybuilding is struggling for fans just needs to listen to the hollers of appreciation as she flexes at the RX Muscle Classic 2013.