We're turning our attentions to a girl from New York City. Here's model Monica Alvarez.

Monica Alvarez is a model from New York City who had always had dreams of making it in the big city. She came from a small town in upstate New York and saved up as much money as she could from waiting tables as a teen. She thought she wouldn't get any attention because of her size and curvaceousness, but decided to enter Maxim's Hometown Hotties contest. Though she started with little confidence that she'd win, she actually made it to the Top 100 twice. So of course that boosted her confidence a lot and she ended up getting signed to two modeling agencies.

But what really helped boost her popularity is her use of social media, which isn't too uncommon these days. By utilizing Instagram and posting up a lot of her personal pictures, she's been able to connect with her fans and make more of a name for herself. As of this writing, she's garnered almost 300,000 fans on Instagram alone. That's no number to slouch at and we're certain that it will continue to grow as she gets more exposure and connects with more of her followers on social media.

You can add to her numbers by becoming one of her fans on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. You'll be able to see a lot of her professional modeling pictures as well as her private, selfe-style photos. You don't want to miss out on this beauty.

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