Two decades ago, Australia was introduced to a loveable, self-proclaimed bogan from the Gold Coast. She was 20 years old and has just landed a spot in the girl band Bardot.
The band, which consisted of five young women - Monk, Belinda Chapple, Sally Polihronas, Katie Underwood and Tiffani Wood - first met on the Australian talent show Popstars in 2000.
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Following the reality TV show, the newly formed girl group went on a national tour of Australia and then moved to the UK to release their single 'Poison' which topped the charts.
However, Monk later shared that even during their peak success, they were only paid $25 a day to perform.
news.com.au years later."Our contracts were very different to what it would be today. We came out of nowhere," Monk told
"A lot of people whinge about that but it was my break. In the beginning you’ve got to do a lot of favours for free."