Shaunté Monét Smith had a secret that she hadn’t told anyone. A secret that she only revealed on her YouTube channel aptly named Fighting H.E.R. 2. And that’s what it was — her secret was facing stage 2 HER2 breast cancer all by herself. She didn’t tell her friends or her family for two years and kept her condition a big secret from everyone. She came clean once she mustered the strength and finally shared her condition with the world.
She admits that her life had completely changed after being diagnosed. Shaunté Monét was swamped with appointments every week. She felt that it was a never-ending process and that everything she did revolved around her diagnosis. As a very sociable person who usually went out with her friends and coworkers, she felt that the sudden effects of chemotherapy made a drastic impact on her overall energy. Her social life completely changed, as well as her personal life.
She had to take some time off work. It was then and there when Shaunté Monét decided that she would rather be doing something that she had always wanted to do. So after she was diagnosed, she decided to go after her dream. She left her job and packed her bags and moved all the way to New York to pursue modeling.
Now that she is done with chemotherapy and radiation, every step that she has taken since then has been a step toward modeling. Her modeling journey began at John Casablanca’s Modeling and Acting Agency. Shaunté Monét had incredibly unique facial features befitting a model. She also had the height to flaunt, being six feet tall. But the thing that truly makes her stand out in the industry is her drive and motivation to succeed.
She has modeled for a variety of brands such as Lord and Taylor and David’s Bridal in their annual runway show, both of whom are now repeat clients of Shaunté. She has booked non-speaking roles with a major company in Connecticut called Griffin Hospital, and with Olympus Camera. Shaunté Monét was also featured in the new launch of Queen Carte Cosmetics, wearing their best-selling Tres Chic mink eyelashes.
She has also rubbed shoulders with famous celebrities as she has trained with America’s Next Top Model winner Rio Summers. Shaunté Monét has also walked the runway in LA’s Fashion Week. Her modeling talent knows no bounds. She is determined and puts in a lot of work to ensure that she’s on top of her game. She is extremely motivated to pursue her dream, and she is slowly getting there.
When she’s not doing modeling gigs, Shaunté Monét gives back to women all over the world by posting videos on her YouTube channel, Fighting H.E.R. 2. She recounts all her experiences and all of the changes that occurred in her life during her battle with cancer. She does this to give women who are going through their own battles someone they can listen and relate to.
Shaunté Monét knows how it feels to face cancer alone. She hopes to not only raise awareness about breast cancer but also give women all over the world the peace of mind they deserve. In her videos, she discusses chemotherapy, radiation, hair loss, surgeries, among many things. She even gets personal, talking about the changes in her social life, and sex life.
She is a rare talent that has used her platform for the betterment of women everywhere. Shaunté Monét is a true inspiration, and she rightfully deserves all the love and success in the world.
Find out more about the life of the amazing Shaunté Monét Smith by visiting her YouTube channel.