Monique Shippen

Actor, Extra, Model, Band Member, Singer,… more

New South Wales, Australia
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Music and lyrics composed by myself.

03Ugly Heart (Jazz Cover)
04Fancy (Jazz Cover)
06Back Off
07It's A Fine Life - Oliver!
08Adelaide's Lament - Guys & Dolls

Physical Attributes

173 cm / 5ft 8in
56 kg / 123 lbs
Eurasian / Pan Asian
86 cm / 34 in
Skin color:
68 cm / 27 in
91 cm / 36 in
Dress size:
UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4
Eye color:
Hair color:
Hair length:
Hair type:

Credits & experience

  • Top Model Australia NSW Finalist
  • Miss International Australia 2019 Winner : will represent Australia for the international pageant in Tokyo, Japan in November
  • Restaurant 317 : Regular performer: singer/keyboard/guitar
  • Restaurant 317 : Regular performer: singer/keyboard/guitar
  • Miss Earth Australia 2018 Winner : represented Australia in 2018 International Pageant, Manila, Philippines
  • Country Girl Management : NSW State Finalist
  • Batchmates Live in Concert : Support act
  • Christmas Fashion Spectacular at Shangri La : Runway Model / Performer
  • Newport Beach Festival : Performer
  • International Songwriting Competition : Semi Finalist for 'Electrifying' in Pop/Top 40
  • Super Star Parties : Entertainer
  • Unsigned Only Competition : Semi Finalist for 'Electrifying' in Pop/Top 40
  • Stratosphere Performing Arts : Singing Teacher
  • Newport Beach Festival : Performer
  • Northern Beaches Music Festival : Performer
  • Macquarie University : Bachelor of Arts (major in Contemporary Music)
  • White Runway : Fashion Stylist
  • Live Songwriters Event : Singer/Songwriter & Keyboardist
  • Viva Spice Girls - Spice Girls Tribute Band : Singing, Dancing & Acting as Posh Spice
  • Fideliz Cruz Fashion Launch : Runway Model & Musician
  • Sydney Multicultural Festival : Singer/guitarist/keyboardist
  • Sydney Songwriters Collective : Singer/songwriter/pianist
  • Soundwaves Music Competition : Selected singer/keyboardist
  • Jose Mari Chan Live in Concert : Duet with Jose Mari Chan
  • One Good Night Season 5 : Singer & Dancer
  • 'Intimate' Concert : Singer/keyboardist
  • David Pomeranz Live In Concert : Support Act
  • Original single 'Electrifying' on YouTube : Over 120,000 views
  • Avant Garde Nights Launch : Runway Model for 'Xuki'
  • Walk on Water Event : Runway Model for 'Show Pony'
  • Miss Philippines-Australia 2012 : Candidate
  • Miss Australia 2012 : Candidate
  • Meshach Musik : Recorded 10 Track Album
  • Miss Earth Australia : Top 10
  • Super Showtime! : Performed in eight numbers, learnt choreography and sang songs from a variety of genres
  • Home Is Where The Heart Is : Played Lead Role involving singing, acting and dancing
  • Miss WoW Blacktown : Winner
  • Paper Scissors : Fit Model
  • X-Factor : Member of the backing choir
  • Starfish Vocal Studio : Advanced Singing Lessons
  • Australian Idol Grand Finals : Member of the backing choir
  • Meshach Musik : Songwriting/Recording with Erana Clark
  • Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College : Singing Lessons
  • Sydney Model & Etiquette College : Model Training
  • Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College : 'Monte Singers' Selected Girls Choir - school events, weddings, funerals, street fairs
  • Kool Aid Commercial (US) : 1 of 5 children featured
  • Keane Kids Agency : Acting Workshop
  • Warringah Performing Arts : Singing Lessons, Drama Lessons - Monologues, Plays, Musicals, Eisteddfods
  • Col's Music House : Keyboard Lessons
  • Stage Right : Drama Lessons
  • Plie, Groove 'n Shuffle : Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop & Jazz


Acting experience

Previous unpaid speaking roles

  • English
  • French

  • Australian
  • New Zealand
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • USA California

2013 MC for Miss Asia-Australia 2013

2008 - 2010 Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College - Elective drama, band 6 in HSC, group work, monologue, film and studying forms and features of dramatic texts

2002 - 2007 Warringah Performing Arts - Drama lessons and one-on-one monologue training
Ryde and Northern Beaches Eisteddfod, won several 1st and 3rd place
trophies for speech and drama

2002 Keane Kids Agency - Acting workshop, gained roles in various commercials in Australia and the US, including Kool Aid (US), Telstra and Kelloggs.

1996 - 2001 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Toy Story, Winnie The Pooh

1996 Stage Right Performing Arts - Drama Lessons


Extras experience

No previous extras experience


Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out

2019 Miss International Australia (WINNER) will represent Australia in Miss International Oct-Nov 2019
Top Model Australia NSW Finalist

2018 Miss Earth Australia (WINNER) represented Australia in Miss Earth International Oct-Nov 2018
Country Girl Management NSW State Finalist

2017 Runway Model for Christmas Fashion Spectacular supporting Cancer Council at Shangri La Hotel

2015 Fashion Stylist for White Runway

2014 Photo shoot with Rhett de la Harpe, Zara King & Aaron Browning for Bexi Designs
Photo shoot with Voight Photography & Design
Runway Model for Fideliz Cruz's Fashion Launch

2013 Model for Whitehouse Institute of Design

2012 Runway Model for 'Xuki' in Avant Garde Nights Launch
Runway Model for 'Show Pony' in Walk on Water Event
Candidate in Miss Philippines-Australia 2012
Candidate in Miss Australia 2012

2011 Fit Model for Paper Scissors
Overall winner of Miss WoW Blacktown and best in traditional gown
Top 10 in Miss Earth Australia

2007 - 2009 Laura Ashley and Myer fashion shows

2006 Sydney Model Agency - Model and etiquette course with Val Edwards, being trained in catwalk, poise, posture and grooming

2005 Deveaux Model Agency - Natural outdoor photo shoots, printed in Bambini magazine

2002 - 2004 Keane Kids Agency - Regular photo shoots wearing 3 to 4 different outfits.


Guitar ability


Keyboard ability


Vocal ability

Lead singer

Vocal range


Composer ability


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock

Influences: Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Adele, Lana Del Rey

2018 . Restaurant 317: Regular performer
Paddy's Markets: Performer

2017 . Christmas Fashion Spectacular at Shangri La : Performer
Allambie Heights Carols: Performer
Newport Beach Festival : Performer
The Newport: Regular performer
Old Manly Boatshed: Regular performer
International Songwriting Competition : Semi Finalist for 'Electrifying' in Pop/Top 40

2016 Entertainer at Super Star Parties
Singing Teacher at Stratosphere Performing Arts

2015 Singer/Keyboardist at 'Enchanted Evening' for Montessori Academy Annual Charity Gala @ Le Montage
Singer/Keyboardist/Guitarist (30 min set) at the Northern Beaches Music Festival @ Collaroy Beach

Completed (2011-2014)
Bachelor of Arts: Contemporary Music Major
[Vocal Studies, Music Production, Musical Theatre, Music Business, Performance, Composition, DJing, Music Theory]

2014 Performed 30 min set for 'SHE Women's Movement Dinner' @ South Steyne Floating Restaurant
Performed 2hr set with DJ on stage @ Three Wise Monkeys
Performed 1hr set of originals at a Live Songwriters Event @ Sunk Bar, Narrabeen
Singing/Acting/Dancing as 'Posh Spice' in Viva Spice Girls (Spice Girls Tribute Band)
Performed at Fideliz Cruz's Fashion Launch @ Manly Emporium, Manly

2013 Performed a 1hr set at the Sydney Multicultural Festival @ Manly Vale Calabria Club
Performed at Sydney Songwriters Collective @ Dome Bar, Surry Hills
Performed at Soundwaves @ Shore Club, Manly
Performed 3hr set at Mind, Body & Soul Expo @ Crows Nest

2012 Performed a duet with Jose Mari Chan @ Mounties Club, Mt Pritchard
Performed in 'One Good Night Season 5' as a singer/dancer @ Burwood RSL
Performed in 'Intimate' as a singer/keyboardist @ Pinoy Lounge, Blacktown
Support act for David Pomeranz Live In Concert @ Mingara Club, Tumbi Umbi
Released a music clip for original single 'Electrifying' on YouTube with 30,000 views

2011 Performed in 'Girl Power' as a singer/keyboardist/guitarist @ Burwood RSL
Performed in 'Super Showtime' as a singer/dancer @ Mounties Club
Performed in 'Home Is Where The Heart Is' as a singer @ Burwood RSL

2009 - 2010 Vocal Coach: Sacha Kilgour - Private singing tuition

2008 - 2009 Vocal Coach: Alison from Starfish Vocal Studio - Private singing tuition

2008 Composed six tracks with Erana Clark (X-Factor, Australian Idol) in 2008, during her songwriting course and I have been a frequent member of the back up choirs for X-Factor and Australian Idol.

2005 - 2010 Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College - Selected girls choir, college choir, elective music, band 6 in HSC doing performance and composition. These choirs would perform at street fairs, charities, weddings, funerals and competitions. My range varies from Alto to Soprano, I was able to sing any part of the harmony, which showed off my versatility.

2004 St. Mary's Cathedral Voices - Sang every month and special occasions including Easter, Christmas and World Youth Day.

2000 - 2001 Plie Groove 'n Shuffle - Show choir

2001 - 2006 Col's Music House: Coached by Col Woodward - Keyboard lessons
Warringah Performing Arts: Coached by Fiona Hall - Private vocal tuition

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