Coco Rocha Reveals The Secret To Modeling Success
Don’t worry about those awkward teenage years, says Coco Rocha. The supermodel-turned-model-mentor (along with Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova, she acts as a coach to a team of aspiring runway walkers on Oxygen’s new reality competition show The Face) says that it’s okay to be “quirky,” and that “often the dorky girl in high school makes the best model.”
Host Nigel Barker says that Rocha can credit her success to her “chameleon”-like qualities, ones she says that she tries to encourage her team members to emulate. “Modeling is sort of a dream world, but you still have to relate,” she told the the Associated Press. “You’re not playing yourself all the time. I could be Juliet or the Mad Hatter, but like an actress, I need to reach the audience.”
It’s seeming like The Face is going to be a little tougher on its contestants than other modeling competition shows, like, say ANTM — which, let’s be honest, was no picnic either. The models are apparently going to be schooled in everything from how to not take harsh criticism personally, to promoting their individual brands through social media. In Barker’s words, there won’t be a lot of “hand-holding.”
Rocha, Kurkova, and Campbell are all over the place plugging the new show right now, which premieres in quite well-timed fashion this Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET, just before the close of NYFW. Whose team will be the strongest? Whose team will be the most scared? Let us know your predictions in the comments.