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estiny Monique has her eyes fixed on the prize. This former Marine turned lingerie and swimsuit model knows where her path leads. While stationed at Camp Pendleton, near San Diego, she got a taste of the entertainment industry. Knowing Los Angeles is where dreams are made, she decided to plant some roots and make a name for herself. Fast-Forward 4 years and you can find her in numerous magazines, conventions and music videos, with a few movies in the works. “Is it destiny?”... Stay Tuned!

Photography By: Andrew Gates MUA: Christy Im


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February 2009 • RUKUS


1.What’s your Ethnicity? I am mostly Mexican and Spanish with a little Indian and Chinese.

2. What’s your sign?


3. Where are you from?

Houston, TX

4. What did you like most about growing up in Houston?

Definitely the people, Southern Hospitality! I appreciate it more now that I live in LA and there’s a lot of not so nice people out here. (laughs)

5.What kind of mischief did you into while growing up?

Actually, I was a pretty good kid. Wanting to date guys at an early age, that’s about it, my mom was really strict.

6. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Probably, Joining the Military and then being deployed to Iraq and Kuwait.

7. What brought you to LA?

The Marines, because I was stationed at Camp Pendelton near San Diego.

8. What’s your favorite hobby and why? Working out. I like boxing, because it makes me feel good after.


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9. What’s your guilty pleasure?

FOOD! I really like to eat food. I try to eat healthy, but my guilty pleasure is when I travel ordering room service and ordering everything.

10. Who do you admire?

I really admire my MOM, because she went through a divorce, raised three kids on her own, and everything she’s been through and how strong she is. 11. What’s one of your personal goals? To be a better actress. I know that I’m still new and I know that I have to keep perfecting my craft.

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RUKUS • February 2009


2009 Audi R8 Price: $114,200+ Engine: 4.2 Liter DOHC FSI® V8 Torque: 317 lb.-ft. Horsepower: 420 0-60MPH: 4.4 Sec. Top Speed: 187 (est.) EST. MPG: 13 city / 18 hwy. Available: January 2009


The cockpit of the Audi R8 will have you feeling like royalty with its revolutionary suedelike fabric that’s soft to the touch, colorful, comfortable, durable, easy to maintain, versatile and unique. Once you get in you won’t want to get out! The car has also been equipped for the 21st Century with its AUX audio input jack,

Bluetooth®, Homelink®, and Sirius® Satellite radio allowing you seamless integration.


The 2009 Audi R8 is a sight for soar eyes! This unmistakable beauty will have people taking notice from its highgloss black grille, BiXenon™ headlights, and contrasting color sideblades to its sleek curves, retractable rear spoiler and 19” fivestar double spoke alloy wheels you may feel as if you’ve just arrived at a red carpet event when the crowd starts to gather, the cameras start flashing and questions start flying.


The Audi R8’s mid mounted 4.2 Liter V8 engine is sure to put you back in its seat with a staggering 420 HP and 319 lb.-ft.

torque. This car has the ability to leave many in the rear view with a 0-60 of 4.4 seconds and a top speed estimated at 187 MPH. Let’s just hope you can afford any speeding tickets that may come about.


Audi put a lot of thought into the safety of this car. The R8 comes standard with full-size dual threshold airbags, seat-mounted chest side airbags and knee airbags (all airbags are for driver and passenger alike). They also outfitted the car with the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), ABS (Anti-Lock Braking), EBD (Electronic BrakePressure Distribution), EDL (Electronic Differential Lock) and ASR (Traction Control) making it easy for you to avoid many dangerous driving scenarios. RM

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12. What do guys compliment you on the most? My Independence, because it’s rare and different especially out here.

13. What’s your favorite body part on yourself? Cheek bones.

14. What’s your least favorite body part on yourself? My height, I’m 5’4”, but I would like to be 5’7”-5’8”.

15. What do you look for in a guy?

A lot of stuff, I’m very picky! I look for a sense of humor, somebody who takes care of themselves, goal oriented, really smart and has things going for himself.

16. What’s the first thing you notice about a guy?

Confidence, the way he carries himself.

17. What turns you on? Sense of Humor.

18. What turns you off?

Arrogant Guys.

19. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Arrogant guys, definitely, Arrogant Guys! I HATE Arrogant Guys!

20. Who’s your celebrity pass? Terrance Howard.

STATS: 34c-25-35

See more of Destiny at or


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“I like boxing, because it makes me feel good after.”

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RUKUS • March 2009

March 2009 • RUKUS


Photography By: Andrew Gates MUA: Rae Johnson


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anessa Nguyen is a 21 year old Vietnamese girl who was born in Vietnam , but traveled and studied in Germany and Poland for most of her life before landing in Los Angeles, CA. She is attending USC at the moment for business and modeling on the side hoping one day to own a successful lingerie company. With her feet firmly planted on the ground, down-to-earth personality and a determined attitude Vanessa is one to watch as she makes her way to the top.

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RUKUS • February 2009

THE STATS Birthday: July 16th

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Measurements: 34C-25-34




Los Angeles, Ca

Turn Ons:

A great body

Turn Offs:

Smelly Guys (laughs)

Pet Peeves:

Stupid and conceited people

Celebrity Pass: Korean Actor, Lee Jun Ki

See more of Vanessa at people/Van-KhanhNguyen/600677135 or stayprettywithmarykay

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RUKUS February 2009  

RUKUS magazine February 2009 issue with cover model Destiny Monique. Featured girl is Vanessa Nguyen. Music reviewed for this issue is Nicke...

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