America"s Next Top Model: Monique Weingart parades in string bikini and heels

A little more lads' mag than haute couture America's Next Top Model hopeful Monique Weingart parades in string bikini and heels

Tyra Banks looks set to receive a thank you note through the post.

Former America's Next Top Model contestant Monique Weingart put her mentor's supermodel tips into practice and landed herself a job promoting fashion label Etienne Marcel.

The brunette beauty was seen parading on the sand at Huntington Beach in Orange County, California – but a few of the poses looked a little more lads' mag than haute couture.

Thanks for the training Tyra! Monique Weingart, of America's Next Top Model season 16, shoots a commercial for fashion brand Etienne Marcel

Thanks for the training Tyra! Monique Weingart, of America's Next Top Model season 16, shoots a commercial for fashion brand Etienne Marcel

In one snapshot, Monique is seen with
her arm behind her head, big no-no for the ANTM graduates who are
continually told by Tyra that the provocative stance looks too 'top
shelf'.

In another image, the Illinois model
stands with her back to the camera as she leans on a car bonnet with her
legs apart and pouting within an inch of her life beneath the hood of a
padded jacket.

Lazing on a sunny afternoon: Monique parades her body on Huntington Beach in Orange County, California

Lazing on a sunny afternoon: Monique parades her body on Huntington Beach in Orange County, California

During her time on the programme, the
judges were concerned about her 'bombshell' look and worried her
photographs would be considered too sexy in the industry rather than
high fashion.

Monique, 21, lost out to series winner
Brittani Kline in February 2011 after starring on cycle 16 of the
infamous reality show which takes aspiring models and transforms them
into catwalk queens.

Going Nuts! Monique's seductive pose looks more suited to male magazines than haute couture

Going Nuts! Monique's seductive pose looks more suited to male magazines than haute couture

She was the sixth contestant to be eliminated out of 14 finalists, just before Ondrei Edwards quit.

At the time, former waitress Monique
blamed the stress of the show for being given her marching orders,
saying: 'I think that the thing that was holding me back is I wasn't
focused, basically.

'I was getting stressed out, letting
my emotions get the best of me, and it was just distracting me from the
reason why I was there. Now, looking back, I could kick myself, but
that's just what happened.'

Tips from the top: Monique has a private lesson from Tyra in cycle 16 of America's Next Top Model

Tips from the top: Monique has a private lesson from Tyra in cycle 16 of America's Next Top Model