Confessions of an Aging Beauty Queen: A Comedic Guide to Pageantry
MONICA SKYLLING has been involved in the pageant/entertainment industry for over 30 years. Her extensive pageant background is what has inspired her to write her first book, Confessions of an Aging Beauty Queen. The trials and tribulations as well as behind the scenes action truly makes pageantry a world of its own. Through her words, everyone can now get a glimpse of the glitz, glamour and dedicated hard work that it takes to win that crown. Her modeling and acting credits range from various training and ad campaigns for United Airlines to being a St. Pauli Girl. Monica loves the stage and along with performing in several plays and musicals, she is also a graduate of Chicago’s Second City and has performed on the same stage that so many Saturday Night Live Alumni got their start. Her passion for pageantry is obvious and she has many titles under her belt. Her favorite would have to be Mrs. Illinois-America 1999 and later placing as 3rd Runner-Up to Mrs. America! She has also worked for many years as a pageant coach, judge and coordinator and doesn’t see herself stopping anytime soon. As well as acting and modeling, Monica currently works full time as a Flight Attendant for American Airlines and lives in the northern suburbs of Illinois with her family.