I feel like the 1st ever "Miss America." I'm very humble and honored because I've always been into older women.
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) August 21, 2012 - How many times do you wake up from a good dream and realize that's all it was-- a dream. How many young girls dream of becoming a Miss America Contestant, a Miss Universe contestant or a Playmate of the Year? Girls that get chosen to participate feel like their on top of the world. The girls that win go on to maximize that exposure and go into the record books. Accomplishments are beautiful for anyone that achieves something significant. Some people make history, some break records and some are passed the torch to continue a legacy. Among the things Kenneth Monroe is known for he will forever be a legend in the Cougar industry all across the world. It's hard for anyone to make history no matter how great you are, let alone set the bar. In 2010, Monroe became the 1st ever "Cub Of The Year". He was honored in Beverly Hills by cast members from "ABC's Cougar Town" and Lucia who is known internationally as the Cougar expert of the world. Lucia has been featured on the biggest networks regarding the Cougar lifestyle. She will once again accompany and team up with Monroe of the torch passing to this year's "Cub Of The Year".
"When Monroe was crowned "Cub Of The Year" he was the "New Kid On The Block", just starting to make a name for himself. Since that time, many people both in and out of the entertainment business have grown to know and love him. He's a mover and a shaker who gets things done. Monroe's association with the Cougar industry is definitely a plus. He's a very handsome and intelligent young man with a lot going on in his life. He could date women of any age yet he chooses to date older woman and is happy to be associated with cougars. The feeling is of course mutual." (Lucia, #1 International Cougar Expert)
Monroe has recently dominated his independent movie campaign through the country and gets back just in time to deliver that Monroe inspiration. He would have it no other way than to let his people end the summer with smiles and good vibes.
"I feel like the 1st ever "Miss America." I'm very humble and honored because I've always been into older women. If you told me years ago that I would be "Cub Of The Year" I would have laughed and said get out of here. The people that gave me the title also played a big part because they are validated in that industry as pioneers. It was history but now it's time for history to move forward as it always does." (Monroe)
Lucia and Monroe had a variety of options for the 2012 "Cub Of The Year" as qualified cubs were very interested in the 2012 honor. To qualify you have to date cougars, be successful and attractive. Their options were actors on network TV shows, models, fashion designers, real estate agents and the list goes on. After reviewing all nominees and much thought they have chosen Carlos Mendez who is the brother of A-List movie star Eva Mendes.
"I have tremendous respect for Carlos because he is not lazy. He is successful on his own. Most people that have a superstar family member just want handouts. He is a working actor and a strong individual. I feel good about passing the torch to him. I was very strict on who I was going to pick because it's a reflection of myself and Lucia. We welcomed Carlos to the family and he is going to be great as the 2012 "Cub Of The Year". (Monroe)
"By teaming up with Monroe I get to experience knowledge, the sophistication of a true gentleman and the vision of a wise man. It is a honor to carry on the torch and in what will be a tradition for years to come and not to mention having big shoes to fill. The followers should know that I'm here to do my best and carry on this title with respect, dignity and of course have fun." (Carlos Mendez) 2012 Cub Of The Year
What's interesting about Monroe is that he inspires companies and people that's not in the Cougar industry to be apart of this movement. It wasn't about the "Cub Of The Year" affair that inspired these people to hop on board, it's the power, respect and energy of Monroe.
"My first thought was this is an amazing man who knows who he is and how to use his power of magnetism with his heart open and honestly to get things done in work and the world- A rare combo and a gift to OneMama and the world. I truly can't wait to see all the things he is going to accomplish and now I'm proud to call him my friend as well!"(Siobhan Neilland, OneMama)
"When we met Monroe at his charity event, we loved his energy, humbleness, the people was beautiful and nice to talk to. This event sounds interesting and we are glad to be apart of it." (Joss Gomez, Magic Image Hollywood Magazine)
"I feel honored to be a part of this event. I'm very proud to be an independent strong female and I enjoy being around people who have a zest for life, who follow their passions, dreams with intensity and who shine! This will be an opportunity to pass the torch on and allow another to do just that. I wanted to team up with Monroe for "Cub Of The Year" because like in my field of promotional modeling the focus is on celebrating the passion and energy that is created when you mix beauty, uniqueness and irresistibility." (Monica Weitzel, Beauties and The Boss, AFA Models)
"We love that Monroe aligns himself with such charitable organizations such as "OneMama". O.N.E. was founded on the idea of corporate and social responsibility, so we love to be apart of good causes and Monroe is very energetic!" (Kristen Payne, O.N.E. Coconut Water)
From international charities such as "OneMama" who works with many big stars, companies and kids in Africa to Monica Weitzel who has a top TV show on Telemundo about her AFA modeling agency which airs in over 30 million households to a premier Hollywood magazine "Magic Image" and to worldwide brand "O.N.E. Coconut Water", Monroe continues to create one movement after another. People have yet to figure this guy out.
"Those who work with Monroe know he goes above and beyond to make everyone feel special. In the short time I've known him he has stepped up and made big things happen for OneMama and we are grateful. He has given his heart to this organization. We honor him for his service in this world." (Siobhan Neilland, OneMama)
"We're ending the summer real sexy at Confidential in Beverly Hills in our blue and silver attire. Get your cameras out and bring your best. It's that time again. I Love you." (Monroe)