10 February 2009

Coco Rocha, b 1988, Canada

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  1. Her real name is Mikhaila Rocha.

    Her family are in the flying industry.

    She was discovered, aged 14, at an Irish dance competition.

    When she began modelling her fashion knowledge was limited. She eventually gained insight into the fashion world after her best friends crammed in fashion study sessions in between studying for exams.

    She is friends with Namibian model Behati Prinsloo. She currently has a blog called "Oh So Coco," where she features videos and pictures from her, featuring Behati and other fashion models, including Agyness Deyn.

    She is currently sporting newly dyed red hair.

    Rocha is one of the few models who has spoken out against the prevalence of eating disorders in the modeling industry. She has acknowledged the pressure she faced as a fledgling model and recalls becoming obsessed with food after a trip to Singapore where she lost ten pounds. In an email to the Associated Press, she gives an insight into the fashion world, saying: "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."