Australian actress, Sophie Monk is best known for starring the popular reality show, The Bachelorette Australia. She is a singer, songwriter, model and radio personality. She is also the member of the girl group, Bardot. Monk also worked in several hit movies like Date Movie, Click and Spring Breakdown. Monk was the winner of the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia in 2015.
Early Life and Education
Sophie Monk was born Sophie Charlene Akland Monk on 14th December 1979 in London, England under the birth sign Sagittarius. Monk holds both British & Australian citizenships and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is Caucasian.
When Monk was 2-year-old, she shifted to Gold Coast, Queensland with his English father and an Australian mother. She went to Helensvale Primary School and McGregor State High School. Later, she attended Somerset College and then Paterson College.
Following her graduation, Monk mimicked Marilyn Monroe at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast. She also took some training in classical opera.
Sophie Monk started her career in 1999. She participated in the reality TV series, PopStar, aimed to create a successful new girl group. After numbers of workshops, she was chosen as a member of the group, Bardot.
The group released their self-titled album in May 2000. Her debut single, Poison from the album was released on April 7, 2000. She became the first Australian act to debut at the #1 position with both debut singles. The group released their second album, ASAP in 2001.
In 2002, Monk began her solo career and signed a contract with Warner Music Australia. The following year, she released her single, Inside Outside, produced by Rob Davis. Her next single, Get the Music On was ranked #10 on the ARIA Single Chart.
In 2003, Monk released her debut album, Calendar Girl. The album was ranked #35 on the ARIA Album Chart.
Sophie Monk made her Hollywood debut in 1999. She portrayed Girlfriend #1 in the movie, Monster!. Monk has appeared in several movies like- The Mystery of Natalie Wood, London, Click, Life Blood, Spring Break ’83 and The Hills Run Red among others.
Monk earned popularity for her notable roles in some of the movies. Here's the list of the movies:
|Date Movie (2006)||Alyson Hannigan, Carmen Electra, Adam Campbell, Jennifer Coolidge and Fred Willard among others.|
|Click (2006)||Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Katie Cassidy, Christopher Walken and Cameron Monaghan among others.|
|Spring Breakdown (2009)||Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Parker Posey, Amber Tamblyn and Jane Lynch among others.|
Besides, Monk has also worked in many series like Entourage, Gateway, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation and The Choice.
Television Show Career
Monk made her TV debut in April 2010 from the Nine Network travel program Getaway. After her first appearance, Nine announced she would appear in the series as a recurring form.
In May 2012 she signed up for the FOX dating show The Choice a spinoff of The Voice. In the show, the celebrity judges sit with their backs turned to singles trying to score a date with a celebrity.
She also was one of the judges of the eighth season of Australia's Got Talent along with co-judges Kelly Osbourne, Eddie Perfect, and Ian 'Dicko' Dickson.
In 2015, Monk won the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia.
In April 2017, it was announced Monk would star on The Bachelorette Australia. She picked Stu Laundry at the finale of the show that aired in October 2017.
In December 2017, she was picked to host Love Island due to air on 9GO! in 2018.
Sophie Monk worked as Australian radio broadcaster on the show, Fifi, and Jules in 2013. She replaced Fifi Box for the show. The same year, Monk hosted 2Day FM breakfast show with Mel B, Merrick Watts and Jules Lund replacing Kyle and Jackie O Show.
Later, Mink became the regular fixture on Kyle and Jackie O Show.
Sophie Monk was ranked in several categories by various magazines and web portal for her amazing looks.
- 2000 = 100 Sexiest Women by FHM.
- 2001 = 100 Sexiest Women by FHM.
- 2002 = 100 Sexiest Women by FHM.
- 2003 = 100 Sexiest Women by FHM.
- 2004 = 100 Sexiest Women by FHM.
- 2005 = 100 Sexiest Women by FHM.
- 2006 = 100 Sexiest Women by FHM.
- 2008 = Most Beautiful Person by Who, 100 Sexiest Women by FHM, and Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity by PETA.
- 2009 = 100 Sexiest Women by FHM, and 99 Most Desirable Women by AskMen.
- 2010 = Online’s Beautiful Women by E! and 99 Most Desirable Women by AskMen.
- 2011= Hot 100 by Maxim.
- 2012 = Hot 100 by Maxim.
Sophie Monk is currently unmarried and has no children. Monk is currently in a relationship with her boyfriend Stu Laundy, winner of The Bachelorette Australia 2017. The couple met for the first time in the reality show The Bachelorette Australia. She chose Laundy as her partner in the finalé of The Bachelorette in October 2017.
There were rumors about the couple's break up in late 2017. According to dailymail, The pair was reportedly planning to get married over the New Year Holiday in 2017 but didn't. They had shared a loved-up photo on Instagram, which fulled the wedding rumors.
Stu shares four children from his previous relationship. Stu and his former wife decided to co-parent their children following their separation.
Prior to Laundy, Monk dated businessman, Jimmy Esebag. The couple got engaged in January 2011. They separated a few months later after staying in a relationship for a few months due to some internal conflict.
In 2006, Monk was in a relationship with, Benji Madden, an American guitarist, songwriter, and musician. He is the backing vocalist of the popular American rock band Good Charlotte. The couple started dating in 2006, got engaged in January 2007 and separated in February 2008.
Besides, Monk was linked romantically linked to Sam Worthington, Russell Simmons, Kevin Connolly, and John Diaz as well.
In 2010, Monk became wheelchair bound for a while after suffering a car accident. She made a shocking revelation that she had a stalker who wanted to kill her. She said, ''He thought he could hear me screaming in the corner of his hospital room and thought I wanted to die. So I wrote to him and told him I was fine.''
Sophie Monk stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m). She has made a huge amount of money from her successful career which has added to her net worth of $6 million.
She owns a lavish mansion in Helensvale worth $1.1 million. She also owns a VW Golf R400 that costs around $49079.60. Monk reportedly has a mansion worth $1.1 million in Gold Coast.
Monk made $300,000 to front the reality show, The Bachelorette Australia. She was allegedly offered $1 million to host Nine's dating series, Love Island Australia which goes on air in 2018.
Some of Monk’s movies that have made a good collection at the box office include:
- Date Movie (2006) = $84.8 million
- Click (2006) = $237.7 million
According to some online sources, an average salary of a professional model is $97,257. Monk is also a model who has appeared in several endorsements.
Sophie Monk Affairs
First Affair with Benji Madden
Sophie Monk was dating American vocalist and guitarist Benji Madden in 2006. A year later, the couple even was engaged but some time later, they got separated due to some unknown reasons.
Second Affair with Jimmy Esebag
After the first break up, Sophie Monk dated Jimmy Esebag. The couple even was engaged but later on, split up.
Third Affair with Stu Laundy
Sophie Monk is currently in a relationship with the winner of The Bachelorette Australia, Stu Laundy. The couple started dating after meeting in the show.