Some of you know who she is, and some of you don’t know. She was a former Miss Venezuela Universe 2005 who competed at Miss Universe 2005 in Thailand when Natalie Glebova from Canada won. Monica was 4th runner up to Miss Universe 2005 Chelsea Cooley-Altman, Miss USA 2005 was a close friend of Monica. When I learned about the story, my heart went for Chelsea and Monica and her family.
PageantRocks had a chance to talk to Chelsea and asked her this one simple question: Could you tell briefly about how your relationship with Monica at Miss Universe and after Miss Universe 2005?
The first word that comes to mind when I think about Monica is “Love.” She was SO full of love and life. When she loved you, she loved you with all of her heart. Her entire family is the same way. They embraced me as their own because of mine and Monica’s relationship. She was so naturally funny, very humble and had a servant’s heart of wanting to do good for other people.
When I first found out what had happened, I just burst into tears and prayed it wasn’t true. As a mother myself, all I could do was think about her little Maya. I have been so heartbroken for her family and the thought that Maya has to grow up without her parents. So I started a college scholarship for Maya called the, “Monica Spear Scholarship Fund.” Donald Trump, who owns the Miss Universe Organization, happens to also be my mentor. Last year, he and The Learning Annex Founder, Bill Zanker, founded FundAnything.com. Because of this site, people like me can start campaigns to help others. It’s really a wonderful site.
In just a short week, we are already almost halfway to our goal which is amazing! My hopes is that we far exceed this and in that, show Maya and her family how much she is loved. I have been in contact with Monica’s family.
At the conclusion of the campaign (it lasts for 3 months) ALL of the funds raised will go to Maya. I am very hopeful that we will be able to do great things for her. Any donation of any size is greatly appreciated and will help more than you know. For more information, please visitwww.HelpMaya.com.
I hope after reading this brief message from Chelsea that would allow your heart to share this memory and show love to Maya. Here is the link that you can check out and donate money to help Maya to continue Monica’s legacy. We all wanted to remember Monica as a special and loved person. She is one of most stunning beauty queens in the pageant world.