Hometown: Port Credit, ON
As a 22 year old young woman, Moni has achieved success in several projects she has been a part of. Described by her peers as an out-going, fun loving, free soul type of person. Her passion and commitment to see women and children treated with respect and dignity has enabled her to continue making a positive impact in the community by working with organizations such as and WENL – Women Everywhere Need Love- a charitable organization she started at the age of 18. She looks to inspire other young women with similar backgrounds stand up and speak up for what they truly believe in. Amongst other goals and aspirations she has for herself, she sets her sight on being the youngest female developer/builder in her industry. Understanding the hard-work and effort this will take, she is fully committed to achieving this goal.
Now growing up for Moni wasn’t the easiest, as she came from a very toxic household. She is the second of four children and was born on March 24th, 1994 downtown, Toronto. She would describe her childhood as a very traumatic one, which consisted of abuse, anxiety and depression. A childhood 1 in 3 children know too well. With the toxicity of her surroundings, Moni made the life changing decision to be on her own at the age of 16. She hasn’t looked back since. The years that passed after she left home weren’t the easiest as she became a victim of domestic violence and sexual assault. Again experiences 1 in 4 women know too well. Seeing as though she had gone through quite a bit, she wanted and realized she needed to be a loud voice. A loud one that needed to be heard. That is when at the age of 18 she decided to create WENL and start her career as a model. She’s using her platform as a way to bring awareness.
Currently Moni is the only female sales representative st Erin Mills Mitsubishi, one of the leading Mitsubishi dealerships and loves her current occupation. Sales has always been one of her talents and passions. But, another passion of hers and another one of her goals is to touch the lives and hearts of thousands of women and children across the province and country who are living in silence about their experiences. She hope to one day travel to different countries across the globe, bring light to one child or one woman at a time.
Moni Ogunsuyi, a genuine hearted, ambitious, strong willed individual with a story to tell and a voice to be heard.
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Languages spoken fluently (please include your native language if English is not your native language).
I speak English and Yoruba fluently.
What are your interests and what do you enjoy doing the most?
Some of my interests include cooking, fashion and art. I really love painting and I enjoy doing that the most.
List any special training you have had (music, art, drama, dance, etc.).
Some training that I have done, was art classes in high school, which is where I learned different techniques for painting and sketching.
In what sports, if any, have you participated?
Growing up I participated in all sports but I was mainly a sprinter. I was on the Toronto flying angels and my high school team.
Name one person, other than your parents, who has had the most influence on your life. Why?
The person who’s had the most influence in my life would be my grandmother. She is an amazing women and through the hardships she’s experienced in her life, she’s always been the rock of the family. She’s a positive successful and amazing woman overall.
What is your proudest personal accomplishment (other than participating in this pageant)?
My proudest personal accomplishment would be when I started my charity and finally began telling my story publicly. It took a lot of me to do this and I am so happy God gave me the strength to do so.
What is the most interesting or unique thing that has ever happened to you and/or what is the most interesting thing about you?
The most interesting thing that’s happened to me was when a clown did a magic trick on me. I had nothing in my hands he said something and about 10 balls started forming in my first. When I opened my palm they flew everywhere. It was pretty interesting and cool.
What is your career ambition and what are you doing or plan to do to accomplish that goal?
My career ambition is to become the youngest and largest female builder/developer in North America by the age of 24. What I’m doing right now to achieve that goal is building capitol and aligning myself with those in the same field of work.
What would be your “dream job” in life?
My dream job would be to get paid to paint with less fortunate children in third world countries and to be sent around the world as a motivational speaker.
Are you currently a student?
Are you currently employed?
If yes, what is your occupation?
I am the only female sales representative at the best Mitsubishi dealership in Mississauga. Erin Mills Mitsubishi. I’ve had such an amazing experience thus far, and they are very supportive.
Describe where you were raised and what your childhood was like.
I spent the majority of my childhood growing up in Brampton. My childhood was very hard due to the abuse I was experiencing. Luckily, being strong willed and ambitious I got through and it and here I am today. If i had the chance to go back, i would try to cherish all of the good moments as much as possible.
List any interesting or unusual jobs you may have had.
I guess the most interesting/ unusual jobs I’ve has besides the one I have now would be when I was a dietary aide at Green way Retirement Village. I used to paint with the eldery and i loved listening to their stories and life experiences.
Also being an HVAC door-to-door sales woman for almost 2 years was a bit unusual as well. But nonetheless is was extremely fun for the most part.
List any volunteering you have done.
I’ve volunteered at:
- The Soup Kitchen
- A Celebration of Women
- Salvation Army
- Variety a Children’s Charity
What is your most unusual talent?
My most unusual talent would have to be that I can sing and paint at the same time. It’s something that I take pride in doing. Most people always ask “How are you able to do that?” and my answer is always the same. When I paint i listen to music and sing along, I just happen to have a good singing voice as well.
I can also do a few tongue tricks.
Where is the most interesting place you have been to?
The most interesting place that I’ve been to would have to be this Motown type of restaurant downtown Toronto. It has a very 70s-80s feel with a live band that performs all the hits from Motown. It’s fun, spunky, and different. Food and atmosphere are amazing. I have to go back. The name of the place is Joe mamas.
What do you hope to be doing in ten years?
I hope to be a builder/developer still, but I also hope that by then I’ll have more time to travel to different countries as a motivational speaker.
Is there anything you would like to add that we haven’t asked?
You guys are amazing. I think you’ve asked everything. I just wanted to add that this is an amazing opportunity, one of the biggest I’ve been given in my life. I really appreciate to even be considered as a contender for Miss Universe Canada and I want to use this experience to show people it is possible to become something great when you’ve come from nothing. Anything is possible. Never give up and believe in yourself. If you can see it and believe it, you can achieve it and anything you put your mind to.