UPDATE: Monique Vallair Anthony was terminated by Mary Kay Inc., effective July 1, 2022.
Last week I had the pleasure of telling Pink Truth readers about Mary Kay nsd Monique Vallair Anthony’s felonies committed under her legal name of Earleana Tafesse. (For funsies, here’s her bail bond, compliments of her current husband Kevin Anthony.) I questioned whether Mary Kay Inc. knew about the crimes at the time they appointed her to the position of nsd. It was possible, after all, that Monique disclosed her crimes in the paperwork MK required her to fill out, and Mary Kay decided to overlook it.
It seems that wasn’t the case. It seems that instead, Monique Anthony did not disclose her crimes, and despite being in possession of her real legal name, Mary Kay did no investigation into her background before appointing her to the very prestigious position of national sales director.
Mary Kay DID have a chance to do something about Monique, however. Last month, the company was notified of Earleana Monique’s felonies. And the company did NOTHING. Oh, I’m sure there was some handwringing. But the company took the risk that no one would find out that they appoint felons to the position of nsd.
Until last week Monday, when Pink Truth exposed the felonious nsd and Mary Kay’s lack of due diligence. All current nsds have scrubbed their social media accounts of any mention of Monique. I have been told that MK terminated Monique late last week. However, her Mary Kay beauty consultant page is still active, and she still shows up on Mary Kay InTouch as an nsd. (In other words, I don’t know if she’s been terminated or not.)
If Mary Kay did terminate Monique/Earleana, you might say they did the right thing. Too bad they didn’t proactively do the right thing, and only did so once Pink Truth exposed how women with admitted felonies for financial fraud are appointed to the most prestigious position in the pyramid. Rumor also has it that Monique has been actively working to suppress information about her crimes.
Here’s another video of Monique blathering about how she started in MK in 2012, became a director in 2013, earned 12 Mary Kay cars, and being an nsd was her ultimate dream. It appears she didn’t learn her lesson while on probation (until 2026!). Had she been honest with Mary Kay from the start about her felonies, maybe this would have ended differently.