Coco Rocha tells 'Flare' why she won't pose nude: 'It was against my principles'

Known for her infinite catalogue of lightning-fast poses, Coco Rocha has landed not one, but two Flare covers next month.

The Canadian fashion magazine couldn’t decide which photo of the supermodel they liked best, so they chose two equally incredible images and asked readers to comment on their favourite online.


The first version is only available for subscribers, and shows Coco sizzling in a dark, sultry number with her hair slicked into a sleek side part.

The other version, which hits newsstands next week, features the Canadian model in a green, off-the-shoulder coat as she peers out from the cover with an irresistible, come-hither look.

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Within the magazine’s pages, Coco not only guest-edits the issue but shares fun anecdotes and lessons she’s learned from the fashion industry over the years. The model and activist is only 26 years old, but she’s a bona fide veteran in this business, having signed her first modelling contract at age 15.

Her top tip for aspiring models? Know yourself. “I remember at 15 being told point-blank by an agent that in order to “make it” as a model I’d have to shoot nude, even though it was against my principles,” she says. “That never sat well with me.”

To this day, Coco, who was raised in British Colombia by Christian parents, will not pose nude, semi–nude or with cigarettes, and reserves the right to say no to any shoot she’s uncomfortable with.

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“I like to think that my career is proof that you can stay true to yourself and make it in this industry ,” she says.

To say that Coco has “made it” as a model is a massive understatement. Despite being told she’d never find work, the Model of the Year has graced an astounding 100 magazine covers – and shares 10 of her favourite covers ever with Flare.

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