An Episcopal nun, Claudette Monica Powell or Sister Monica, is Sister Superior at her convent in New Jersey, Community of St. John Baptist. At age 55, she also has over 48,000 followers on TikTok. Her video on skincare has received over 277,000 views.
Sister Monica, 55, joined TikTok to make “random funny videos” for friends and her sister, but found herself becoming somewhat TikTok famous after a video she made about a wild turkey terrorizing her New Jersey convent blew up last month.
“I started getting more and more followers,” she told Insider. “So I said, if people want to ask me questions about the religious life, that would be great. But they started asking me about my skincare routine. Literally nobody in my entire life has ever asked me for beauty tips ever.”
About becoming a nun at 46, after a career as a photo editor in Hollywood:
“My only regret is that I didn’t do it when I was 18 years old, because I would have been living as my authentic self, but the interesting part about the way God works is that all the skills I picked as a photo editor and as an actor are serving me in religious life now,” she told Insider.