On Wednesday night’s (Oct. 19) “America’s Next Top Model,” Coco Rocha was not only a guest judge, but she posed in a “b**** fight” photoshoot with the contestants in pairs. So just who is this expressive, dramatic model?
This 23-year-old is from Canada and began modeling in 2002 at the age of 14, when she was discovered at an Irish dancing competition. She’s one of the few models to be vocal about the prevalence of eating disorders in the modeling industry, telling the AP in an email, “I’ll never forget the piece of advice I got from people in the industry
when they saw my new body … They said, ‘You need to lose more weight.
The look this year is anorexia. We don’t want you to be anorexic but that’s what we want you to look like.” In the above video, Coco appears on “Anderson” and talks about whether models are starting too young.
Her modeling honors include Marie Claire prix d’excellence: Model Of The Year 2010. Elle Style Award: Model Of The Year 2011. You can follow Coco on Twitter here and on Facebook here. She also has a great Tumblr blog.