I was born in the state of Washington to a mother who was an art and music major, and a father who was an engineer.
I grew up in the out-skirts of Houston, Texas, which is where I spent most of my childhood. As a young girl, I was a natural athlete and artistic, but I spent most of my early years in the solitude of my bedroom developing my interests in computers and electronics.
For me, the simple logic of computer programming was an escape from the world and the people around me. I often had the feeling of being a square peg, attempting to fit into a round hole being such a nerd, but in turn, the situation gave me a “thick skin” comprised of strength and confidence that would allow me to go bravely into any situation later in life, regardless of the comfort level.
From my early childhood up into my late teens, my mother encouraged me to seek an audience. Whether it be the school's cheerleading team, dance team, track team or student council, I always excelled and attracted a lot of attention.
In 1993, I, along with my mother and sister, moved to South Florida, where I attended high school - but never finished due to lack of interest.
Later after getting my GED at 18, I enrolled in Florida Atlantic University’s Computer Science program. After 1 year in the university, I found that a career in the field of computer science was not what I wanted for myself. Though I loved computers and technology, the artist and entrepreneur within me both screamed for release, so I dropped out of college, found my first apartment, and decided to try to start my own multimedia design business.
I quickly found that the few clients I was able to gain multimedia design work from, did not pay nearly enough to support myself so I found fulltime work with an office supply company as an on-site copy and fax machine repair technician.
As you can imagine, that job didn’t last more than a year with me – the hours were far to long, the work was tedious and un-imaginative, and by time the day was over, I was far too tired to work on her true passion of trying to develop my own business.
The turning point came, when I was called out to fix a fax machine in one of the local strip clubs. I’d never been inside a club like that before, nor had I ever thought about working in such an arena, but after fixing the fax machine and experiencing the adult entertainment environment, I resigned from my 9 to 5 job the next day and began research on exotic dancing.
“Research on exotic dancing” – the phrase alone sounds a little odd, but who said I'm is your average everyday girl? I'm very adventurous and I like to walk the unbeaten path, but I'm also the type of person who likes to learn as much as possible about a situation before going into it, so I visited countless websites and online forums on exotic dancing and the exotic dancer lifestyle and after about a week, I started dancing at the same club that I’d repaired the fax machine for a week prior.
Though the first night was extraordinarily unnerving for me (by the way, I initially chose the stage name "Katrina", but was later dubbed “Monica” by the DJ) I managed to get through it and rather enjoyed the job. Due to my background in cheerleading and dance as a teenager, I was a natural on stage and found that I was a bit of an exhibitionist which was a part of myself I hadn’t discovered prior to this new experience.
I found several benefits to dancing. The easy money, the flexibility of only working when I wanted, and the comradery of the other young women I worked with. Many of the other dancers too, were doing the job to fulfill their dreams. In fact, I wound up gaining many of the girls I worked with as clients – photographing and creating modeling portfolios for some, building websites for others, and so forth.
Of course there were the drawbacks of dancing too - the often overly aggressive drunken men, the drug scene and the constant propositions for sex from both the club customers and management. After a few months of dancing it was the agitation of the constant sexual propositions that made me decide that exotic dancing wasn't something that I'd want to do long term at that stage of my life, so I temporarily put my stripper shoes on the shelf and thought “what’s next?”
Well, what was next wasn’t anything too exciting – it was a job as a computer tech-support operator – once again I was back to the hum-drum life of a 9 to 5 job with little time to develop my business. This situation was one which wasn’t workable as far as I was concerned, and that was when I had a breakthrough idea that would allow me to develop my business and still bring in a decent income, which would enable me to support myself.
The “idea” that I came up with was the birth of www.MonicaF.com. While developing the online persona of Monica, I went back to working as an exotic dancer on and off until mid 2006. I also bartended on my breaks from exotic dancing. I realized from working as an exotic dancer that the idea of sex truly does “sell” so I merged all of her talents and skills into one project – a website which would showcase my alter ego “Monica” to internet surfers world wide as a model and adult webcam performer.
When I first began working as a dancer, I had been photographed a few times by a photographer by the name of Daniel Norton. He was an outstanding, but not very well known, photographer who felt I had a good look for “glamour photography” and he had the goal of getting me into a magazine like Playboy or Perfect 10. That goal never panned out, but the series of shoots introduced me to the world of high-end glamour photography, which is something I hadn’t known of prior.
Since I was a fair photographer already and tech savvy, I rigged an automatic interval-timer to my camera and began producing several sets of glamour pictorials of myself. I designed and built my own sets, chose my own wardrobe, did my own hair and makeup, etc. I didn’t have access to a studio at the time so the entire photo production process took place in my apartment, as it does to this day - I continue to produce nearly all of my MonicaF.com photos and videos and love it.
Once I had enough photos put together, I built and officially launched the website. Upon selecting a domain name, since the domain name www.Monica.com was already taken I needed to come up with something else – that was when I remembered that while dancing, I’d come up with the last name “Foster” to my stage name “Monica” due to so many customers constantly hassling me for my “real name”. www.MonicaF.com was available so that was the domain name I used for my site.
My Monica Foster site in the end consisted of a member’s section filled with pictorials that visitors would have to pay a monthly fee to view, a live pay per view web cam feed, a pay per minute phone line visitors could call to speak with me, several videos and many products showcasing me as Monica Foster (posters, prints, custom pictorial sets, and a DVD video pictorial).
In time my website began generating the income I was looking for which would allow me to work from home to build a photography and multimedia business, ID-CD Productions (currently www.xxxSimpleSites.com). Consequently the business became a creative outlet which allows me to experiment with different photography and lighting techniques, web-design ideas, and graphic and multimedia applications on a subject which I've come to love – myself. The venture also allows me to continue to enjoy from home one of the aspects I truly loved about exotic dancing - freedom.
As of current, my online popularity is slowly but steadily increasing. I have been featured in a few publications, a video game, and a few Internet broadcasts.
July 4th, 2009 I launched www.GettingIntoporn.com (which spawned the book Getting Into Porn - The Handbook - available on Amazon.com) a free guide I created and a "one stop information resource" for women interested in getting into the porn industry. This project has took a while to complete, but is very important to me being that when I first got into the porn industry, I was very naive to many of the people and situations I was set to encounter.
February of 2010, I launched Monica @ Home (www.MonicaAtHome.com), a video commentary on news, gossip and life pertaining to the porn and other adult entertainment industries.
1) Assisting newcomers to the adult entertainment industry.
2) Promoting individuals currently in (or retired from) the adult industry.
3) Informing the public as to the myths and truths of the adult entertainment industry.
The WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) spotted my website and invited me to attend the 2005 Diva Search in Los Angeles, California. Though I did not progress very far in the competition, the trip to L.A. in itself gave me more clarity and drive in regards to what direction to take my modeling, hosting, photography and artistic endeavors.
Ironically though the WWE didn't feel that I have what it takes to be a "sexy female wrestler", DT Wrestling (www.DTwrestling.com) did. As of current I've participated in several matches for their company and continue to hold a place on their roster for "custom matches".
I feel that if given the opportunity I could ultimately find the most success in hosting a major network television or internet broadcast program – especially a program dealing with technology and/or adult entertainment (my primary interests).
Beginning March 2008, I decided to get into the world of adult video. May 2009, I retired as an adult actress (with a total of about 35 scenes under my belt) to work exclusively on my solo projects. I have worked with key adult video industry labels such as All Media Play (X-Play), West Coast Video (Productions), Naughty America, David Christopher (Pussyman), Jim Powers, Sticky Video, Kick Ass Video, Vouyer Media, Silver Sinema & Jules Jordan Productions. My first feature role as "Claire" in "Not the Cosby's XXX" released on June 2nd, 2009 - the sequel "Not the Cosbys XXX 2" released February 9th, 2010.
January of 2010 I "officially" re-launched my photography and web design business XXX Simple Sites (xxxsimplesites.com - previously ID-CD Productions). The title says it all - the company produces simple straight forward websites at a low cost for both adult and mainstream entertainers and ventures.
October of 2011 I launched a new adult industry news blog called www.PornNewsToday.com
November of 2011 I began the "Christian Pornstar" movement ( www.ChristianPornstar.com ), a spiritual awareness effort, which sends the message that adult industry workers, webcam models and pornstars ARE good enough for God, Jesus Christ, the Light and Goodness - and that God doesn't expect us to be "perfect", but does expect us to listen to him at some point. As of current I hear God at quite the high volume.
Along with progressing and promoting the Monica Foster image (along with it's offshoot ventures) I also plan to continue to develop my photography, videography and multimedia production/design - hopefully implementing my skills into forming a talent development company and mainstream media development studio with a focus on African American talent.
Monica Foster has been and continues to be a fantastic vehicle to aid me in reaching my goals. One day, I will retire Monica Foster from my life completely, but until then, Monica and I continue our journey hand in hand. After all, you gotta be your own best friend, strongest supporter and at all costs, largest and loudest cheer leader. I'm in it to win it.
bust: 34c (natural)
location: FL & CA
dress size: 2
shoe size: 7
marital status: single
children: not yet