She remains unsatisfied, however, with how models continue to be labeled by their measurements.
“I don’t like that fact that we’re saying they’re ‘plus-size,’” she told Page Six backstage at the Herve Leger show on Feb. 8. “I think models are models.”
“Models are supposed to be a muse to you,” she added. “Why is a muse always the same body type, the same look? It’s boring. It’s about time we’re mixing it up.”
The 25-year-old beauty, who won Model of the Year at the 2014 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards earlier this month, is an outspoken advocate for models’ rights, and one of the few models who has spoken out against the pervasiveness of eating disorders in the fashion industry.
In addition to advocating more diversity on the runway, Coco, who started modelling at 15, has worked with former model and Model Alliance founder Sara Ziff to help protect young girls in the industry. The two were able to help instate a landmark law to protect models under the age of 18 so that they are treated like any other child in the workforce (Think: not having to work on school nights).