Coco Rocha is a woman of many faces, and it is only the good ones we have in mind. What we are talking about is her ability to act and visibly slip into different roles, a goal so many models dream of, but only few are capable of accomplishing. From an arch of her back to switching from gamine to glamorous within seconds, Rocha is known for her talent of transforming herself into anything a photographer is asking for — no wonder that back in 2014, she even wrote a book on the art of pose (Study of Pose).
A born Canadian, with Irish and Ukrainian descents, she began her high fashion career with editorials and advertisements shot by Steven Meisel and then very quickly made her way to the top of fashion world’s modeling elite, modeling for major brands such as Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. Vogue took notice of the rising star pretty soon by putting her on the cover of the Italian issue in April 2006 and furthermore by counting her among “The World’s Next Top Models” in their American May 2007 issue – and that was just the start of her sparkling, well-deserved career.
But Coco is not just a pretty face: Rocha is also known for speaking up for what she deems right: in an open letter to The New York Times, she agitated for normal-bodied models, writing, “How can any person justify an aesthetic that reduces a woman or child to an emaciated skeleton? Is it art? Surely fashion’s aesthetic should enhance and beautify the human form, not destroy it.” She is a model with talent, brains AND heart – a combination not too many can claim for themselves. That’s why we’ve gathered the best-of of her modeling career so far and put all that beauty into a gallery for you – go check it out now!