Monika with model mentor Joey Mead King on the set of the Harper’s BAZAAR shoot

It is of not to anyone’s surprise that Monika from cycle 3 of Asia’s Next Top Model is probably the fittest girl in the house. Before the leggy gym-lover (she’s the tallest among the other finalists) graced photo shoots and fashion runways, she was on the field playing competitive volleyball. Here are 10 other things you should know about her, before finding out tonight whether she becomes Asia’s Next Top Model:

1. Apart from leading an active lifestyle, she eats clean and prepares her own meals, too. Low carb and high protein snacks, anyone?

2. Her favourite model is Victoria’s Secret angel Candice Swanepoel.

3. She tried out for Cycle 2 of AsNTM but did not make it. Look at where you’re now, girl!

4. Even before this, she was the 2012 winner of Century Tuna Superbods.

Monika as the winner of Century Tuna Superbods 2012

5. Think she’s fearless? You’re wrong, her biggest fear is flying cockroaches.

6. Her favourite designer is Dubai-based Filipino extraordinaire Michael Cinco.

7. She has an adorable husky called Hermione!  

8. Known as the Model House Exercise Queen, Monika gets up an hour before anyone else in the house for some serious workout, which includes yoga and pilates. In the absence of weights, she uses bunny statues.

9. Katy Perry makes it to her list as one of her favourite singers.

10. Like all of us, her favourite feature is her freckles.