I've likened model Coco Rocha to a turtle, watched her get illustrated, and listened when she spoke up at the CFDA model health discussion. It was only a matter of time until I got to chat with her about the ongoings of her busy career as one of today's It models.
For those who aren't familiar with Coco, she was born in Toronto, Canada on September 10, 1988. Not only is she a world-famous model, she's also a professional Canadian Irish dancer. She's even melded her two careers by dancing down Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall '07 runway. Apparently, Coco isn't her birth name, but rather taken from a French term of endearment, "mon petit coco," translated "my little sweetheart." Aw!
Be sure to hear what beauty advice Coco has to give, too.
We really admire you working towards the model health issue with the CFDA. What's your take on the progress of the issue?
It is on the right path. Since the speech I’ve heard nothing but good things on how people are looking for change.
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Congrats on landing Phi¹s first ad campaign! How did that come about and are there any interesting behind the scenes stories you can share?
It was lots of fun, especially working for the first time with Karen Elson, a fellow pale model. We were comparing who was farer!
If your house was burning down and you could only save one clothing item, what would it be and why?
It wouldn’t be clothing but my new puppy, PeekABoo!
What is one destination you still need a stamp for on your passport?
The North Pole.
Who are your favorite designers and why?
Rag & Bone, [Jean Paul] Gaultier, YSL.
What are three words that describe your personal style?
Fun, feminine, diverse.
What upcoming projects are you most excited about?
I’m going home to Vancouver to relax and be with family and friends; it’s the best project ever!