A native of Washington DC, Monique Thompkins was crowned Miss District of Columbia USA on 26 November 2011 and represented District of Columbia at the Miss USA 2012 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. Monique spent six years as an Non-finalistL cheerleader, for two different teams.
Monique Thompkins is a 23 year old Washington native. Monique discovered her passion for dance at a young age. She continued honing her craft throughout her high school years at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown, with a focus on dance. Monique’s talents continued to grow and she was awarded a partial scholarship to the University of the Arts, where she majored in Dance with a concentration in Jazz Dance Performance.
During her time at UArts, Monique continued to challenge herself both in and out of the classroom by founding a community service based organization appropriately titled Ladies of Service, which has been recognized for its achievements, winning the University’s Organization of the Year award every year, following its inception in 2010. Monique’s leadership role within Ladies of Service and the University as a whole was recognized by her professors and peers, who chose her as the 2010 Student Leader of the Year Award recipient.
Monique is now pursuing another dream working in Federal Law Enforcement as an Investigative Research Specialist for the Department of Health and Human Services. Her love for dance, however, remains. She is currently in her second year with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Monique’s “after the crown” photos.