By Pulse Communications
Monique Eloff's journey to becoming the Supreme Queen Global Earth Africa Winner for 2024 is a powerful narrative of self-discovery, resilience, and the profound impact of transformation. From the quaint town of Naboomspruit to the West Rand, Monique's life has been a tapestry woven with diverse experiences that have shaped her into the extraordinary woman she is today. For Monique, being crowned Supreme Queen of Global Earth Africa is the culmination of every step she has taken.
However, prior to her journey with SQGEA, her journey took an unexpected turn when she became ensnared by the grips of addiction to weight loss pills. Overcoming this dark period became a major triumph, a testament to her strength and determination. "I realise now that this was linked to my misperception of myself, never feeling good enough. Addiction is always linked to something deeper." Despite this challenging background, she carved a path for herself, attending TUKS and initially wanting to pursue a career in biokinetics. She eventually ended up in the corporate world.
Monique's corporate tenure spanned an impressive 15 years, and she revelled in the experience until a defining moment last August. Without a clear plan or purpose, she bravely walked away from the corporate world, embarking on a journey of self-discovery that led her to the Supreme Queen Global Earth Africa pageant.
"In this whirlwind of emotions, the first word that springs to mind is 'liberating.' At the ripe age of 38, I've stumbled upon a profound realisation. I once thought I had a handle on who I am, but it took this entire odyssey – whether there's a crown on my head or not – to become the person I'm meant to be. Unapologetically so, with the full spectrum of my experiences – the shame, the intricate history, the once-convenient excuses, the limitations, and yes, the strengths that make me uniquely me. Interestingly, while we all glammed up and prepared for months in different aspects, this was a transformative experience where I discovered and embraced the essence of myself in all its unfiltered glory." Monique reflects on her transformative experience.
Her participation in the pageant was not without its challenges. Starting the year with the loss of her father and grappling with her identity after leaving corporate life, Monique found solace and strength in the competition. The low-lights of her journey, including moments of self-doubt and comparison and starting a business with little support, evolved into powerful lessons on self-inclusion and personal growth.
Monique's journey to self-acceptance and empowerment was crowned with success as she claimed the title of Supreme Queen Global Earth Africa 2024. Her story exemplifies the transformative power of commitment to growth and determination, qualities she believes grow over time and are awakened through life's experiences.
As she dons her crown with pride, Monique plans to use her title to impact her community
positively. "Undertaking the pageant journey, I realised how important it was to establish trust and garner support through being authentically you and working on the areas of yourself that need improvement. I believe these lessons underscore the entrepreneur's journey, too."
Reflecting on the evolution of the pageant industry, Monique commends SQGEA for its commitment to empowering women in business and its commitment to diversity and inclusivity. The platform, she notes, aligns with its mission of providing opportunities to women from all walks of life.
Looking ahead, Monique draws inspiration from her faith and hopes to be remembered not just for the title and crown but for the way she makes people feel seen and valued. Her advice to aspiring individuals echoes the power of self-permission, urging them to step into their God-given power without waiting for external validation.
Monique Eloff's reign as the Global Earth Africa Winner is more than a title; it's a narrative of triumph, self-love, and the enduring power of personal growth. Her story resonates as a beacon of hope, encouraging others to embrace their unique journeys. "The reality is that there is one crown, and I accepted that. Enter for all that the pageant journey can offer you, whether that crown becomes yours or not. Above all else, give yourself permission to shine!"
For more information on Supreme Queen Global Earth Africa, or to apply for 2024, visit