This picture was taken during Monet's performance of Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You" in a packed Saroyan Theater at the 2012 Miss California pageant (preliminary to Miss America), where she won a Talent Award.
Dream The Impossible Dream
"Dream the impossible dream. It is YOU and ONLY you who makes the seemingly impossible, possible. As you look to the future, realize YOU are what makes the difference." ~ Monet Bagneris
Just For You
Monet & Grandfather
Here Monet is pictured with her grandfather Sgt. Marion Meredith Beal. Sgt Beal is a Montford Point Marine (the first African Americans to integrate the Marine Corps during WWII) and was the FIRST African American to work in the Marine National Headquarters in Washington D.C. He received a Congressional Gold Medal for his service and is an inspiration to all at 91 years of age! He received this medal the same week Monet competed in Fresno.