Monica Sanz was born in Madrid (Spain) the 26th March 1985, she was always sure her future was in show business. When she was two years old, her mother was searching her in a restaurant where they were having dinner and she found her dancing on the stage.
She claims that Monica was a quiet and sleepy until then, when she decided never to sleep more than five hours because “it was a waste of time” ,for her parents’ misfortune.
A few months later, her mother’s friend took her and carried her to a casting. Then, she started her career with a photoshoot for a girls’ clothes catalogue, but she confesses she remembers nothing.
When she was six she won her first beauty contest, but according to wha she says, the most exceiting was being able to paint her lips for the first time… with permission.
At that age she discovered in her father’s music collection, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, and there started her admiration for the “King of Pop”. At the same time she decided to someday work in the show business.
That year she started her ballet lessons, she took part in plays, musicals and when she was seven she made her debut as a model on TV with a famous doll commercial.
She explains “working at this age, apart from making me mature very fast, it was a liberation. School was always a nightmare. I felt locked there. I knew what I wanted, I had very clear ideas and that wasn’t for me. I missed so many lessons that I never had my work up to date. The only thing good I got there was my best friend since then.”
Her true learning has been in hotel rooms. She claims that no matter how luxury the hotel is, loneliness moments are very hard and have allowed her to know and take care of herself since she was young. That same frustration made her start writing songs at this age.
The rest of her childhood was ballet and singing lessons, castings, her first jobs and practicing some sports like basket or rhythmic gymnastic.
She got into fashion world accidentally. When she was twelve she suffered an important injury while she was dancing and she had to give up dancing for some time.
For two years she kept on taking singing lessons and recovering herself of the breaking of two metartasian bones on her left foot thinking she had lost her chance to dance again.
At that time Matt Sheffield found her walking with her first high heels at the hospital: “They were my parents’ present after two years without putting my foot on the floor. I was very excited and I didn’t want to take them off. It was a lucky strike or destiny. I wore them for the first time in the right moment and place.”
She made a “book” and sent it to try. The result of it was published in a magazine about a good generation of new models for Marie Claire magazine (and they were right).
She finished the year 1999 in a catwalk in Barcelona and some months later, after a drastic change of image, she offered her face for the cosmetic brand Schwarzkopf, and then others as L’Oreal Paris, Spejo’s o Marco Aldany. She kept on doing some productions for some fashion magazines.
She never gave up her ballet and singing education, and she started to dance contemporary, but she wanted more although her face, too aggressive and too defiant, limited her work.
She prepared herself for a great change: Thanks to Glorya Farr she attended to protocol, make up, style, catwalk, photographic expression and dramatic art lessons. She changed her school to keep studying and not attending lessons and she packed her suitcases.
From 2000 to 2005 her life was between France where she usually lived, Italy and Germany. Some of her productions reached Japan and the USA. Her experience in the international fashion allowed her to speak English and Spanish, and a bit of German, Italian and Portuguese.
The traffic accident of a man in a huge avenue in Tokyo after stand watching an image of some models in lingerie (one of them was Monica Sanz) while he was driving, helped her to take part in a car commercial with the slogan “Hold on tight to bends”.
She often came back to Spain to finish her studies after receiving lots of prizes as a photographic model.
When she came back to Madrid, her hometown, she was already “The Goddess” (because of her feline look and impressive face) and her face was already considered one of the most beautiful, symetric and photogenic in the world.
She decided to finish her studies to start in the music world. She says she was always decided to do it because she knew she fought for a very difficult thing and she wanted to be ready for everything: “If the chance of working in music doesn’t come, I will follow it.” Said it and done it, she is a Superior Technician in Audiovisual Production and her own musical producer.
Some months later after finishing university, she decided to put the fashion in a second level and focus herself in her first musical work.
In 2008, her works as a model were better chosen because of her dedication to music. One of these exclusive photoshootings was with the “Celebrities photographer” Victor Cucart who recently told that Monica was her muse and called her “The Goddess” again.
Same year, in October, she broke her left foot again after making an exam she passed.
It’s then when she confirms that she will go into the record studio to release her project. 2010 is the year for her debut album, which has a big expectation and makes her the first singer with an international fan club even before a demo!
Her perfectionism, talent and her admiration for Michael Jackson and Angus Young’s guitar made her be called “The Big Jack” related to the “J” in the poker cards, Jackson’s surname and the song of AC/DC’s guitar player.