Model Spotlight: Coco Rocha


Not only is the fabulous Miss Coco Rocha one of my favourite models, she is also one of the world’s most sought after models. She is another Canadian that has made it big in the fashion world, and has certainly been one of the world’s top supermodels for the past couple of seasons.

Coco was born in Toronto, Ontario, but moved to British Columbia at a young age. She had never thought of becoming a model, but this all changed when she was discovered at the age of 14, during an Irish dance competition. Things started to progress faster for Coco after she was photographed by Steven Meisel for an editorial, along with Gemma Ward and Amanda Moore in 2006. This editorial is what led to her fabulous career since it landed her the cover of the February 2006 issue of Vogue Italia. Soon after, Coco started walking the runways in New York City for designers such as Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs. Paris fashion week soon followed, where she walked for designers such as Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, and was chosen by Marc Jacobs to open and close his Louis Vuitton show. Coco’s star really started to shine, after Jean Paul Gaultiers Scottish Highlands inspired Fall-Winter 2007 show. Coco opened the show by Irish dancing down the runway, in what would become known as the “Coco Moment”.

Just a year after her first experience walking the runways in New York and Paris, Coco was featured in the May 2007 issue of American Vogue, along with fellow models Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Agyness Deyn, Jessica Stam, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson, as the new supermodels of the world. Now, about 8 seasons later, she is an experienced veteran at walking the runways for top fashion designers in Paris, London, Milan, and New York. She has been featured on countless magazine covers, including Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar, and has been the face of many advertising campaigns, such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and the Gap.

At only 21 years of age, Coco has quite the impressive resume and is already one of the most experienced models out there. Although Coco Rocha is at the height of her career right now, her star isn’t about to fade anytime soon. We will most likely be seeing her walking the runways, and on magazine covers for many years to come!

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