Monica Hardin
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Monica Hardin

Band Spoken Word Christian


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The best kept secret in music


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Gospel Music Association- Music in the Rockies- Vocal II: 1st Place, August 2004
National Finalist- Exalting Him 2003 Talent Search- Daywind Records- Aired on the
Trinity Broadcast Network
Featured on the documentary- True Life- MTV, 2002
Host, producer, sound engineer of Posted Up Radio Show, 1998-2001

Professional Experience:
Miss Kentucky 2001- Miss America Scholarship Organization- Traveled over 80,000
miles on a motivational speaking tour, June 2001- June 2002
Spokesperson- Kentucky Department of Agriculture, June 2001-June 2002
Contributing Author in Under the Crown, 2002
Professional Model, Instructor- Alix Adams Model Agency 1998- Present
Communication Internship- Metro United Way Loaned Executive Program-Sponsored
By Bell South, Fall 2002
Kenwood Baptist Church Director of Youth, 2002- Present

Hosting On Camera:
Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau- Promotional Video- 2004
Safety Information Video- Yum! Brands, Inc. 2004
Compliance Video- Kindred Care, 2004
Today’s Woman- Television Show, 2002

President George W. Bush 2005 Volunteer Service Award, Inducted into the United
States Freedom Core, March 2005.
Named one of Louisville’s Most Influential Women- American Heart Association Red
Dress Campaign- Featured in Today’s Woman Magazine, March 2005
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Resolution, Key Note
Speaker, Annual awards program, 2002
Kentucky Colonel, 2001
Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture, 2002
Distinguished Citizen Award-Mayor David L. Armstrong, 2001
Recognition from the Baptist State Mission Board of the General
Association of Baptists in Kentucky, February 2003
Promoting Girl Scouts Award- Kentuckiana Girl Scouts Council, 2001
Harriet Tubman Award- Buffalo Soldiers Feb, 2003
100 Black Men – Honoree 2002
YMCA Black Achievers- Guest speaker 2000-2004

Feature testimonial for the “Think College Now” development video, 2001
Employee- Presidents Office for special Events Fall 2000- Spring 2001
Solo Performances of our National Anthem: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
Event, General Colin Powell Event, Senator Elizabeth Dole, Men’s Basketball


Feeling a bit camera shy


Monica Hardin Miss Kentucky 2001, competed in the Miss America pageant, held in Atlantic City NJ. She is a dynamic motivational speaker and a moving inspirational vocalist - sharing her talents with many across this nation. Ms. Hardin was featured in the MTV documentary “True Life- I’m a Beauty Queen” and is a contributing author in “Under the Crown.” She was a finalist in the 2003 "Exalting Him" a Daywind Records Talent search seen on TBN, and won first place in the 2004 Gospel Music Association (GMA) Spotlight Competition for Contemporary Christian Music. Her voice has been featured on CD compilations “Land of the Free” 2002 and “Exalting Him” 2003, and on Jean Beaudelaire’s self titled sophomore album. Monica’s passion is to motivate and encourage others through spoken words and music. In March she received the 2005 Volunteer Service Award from President G.W. Bush for her work with Kentucky Harvest. She is featured on the November 2005 cover of Today’s Woman Magazine.