Coco Rocha on budding Instagram star baby Ioni: 'She loves a camera!'

The apple doesn't fall far from the supermodel tree! Coco Rocha's daughter Ioni Conran is definitely taking after her model mom, having racked up well over 50,000 followers on Instagram at just one year old. According to her dad James Conran, Ioni is just "good with a camera."

"She loves a camera!" Coco told Hello! at the ninth-annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic last week.


Coco Rocha gettinger her makeup done while holding daughter Ioni
The one-year-old is already an Instagram superstar

James, who handles his daughter's Instagram account, added, "That’s because she thinks it’s always someone FaceTiming her – she has her grandparents FaceTime her like every day, so she always thinks someone is watching her when you pull out a camera!"

Although Ioni has yet to master the art of modelling for a photo, her mother has a trick to getting her to strike a pose. She laughed, "I’ll say words that trigger certain things or if I say, ‘Oh no!’ she puts her hand on her head and that looks like a good pose."

A close up of baby Ioni with sparkles around her eyes.
The adorable toddler 'loves the camera'

Despite Ioni’s love for the camera, Coco doesn’t believe her little girl will be following in her fashion footsteps. "I would never push," the 27-year-old admitted.


"I always think that any kid if your parents [are] doing something successful, you probably don’t want to do it. My mom is a flight attendant — [I] didn’t want to be a flight attendant. You just do the opposite of your parents."

Coco Rocha and husband James
Coco and her husband James

She added, “I don’t think [Ioni will] model, but hey if she does, then she’ll have the craziest momager and popager.”

While Ioni has plenty of time before deciding whether or not she wants to walk a runway, the Canadian model revealed that her daughter is currently in the middle of an important milestone of "trying to early potty train." Coco said, “That’s been fun and now she’s repeating words.”

Baby Ioni sitting in snow with a bright snow suit

One particular word that the little Instagram star has picked up on is a new name for her mother. The businesswoman revealed, "She’s now called me ‘Coco,’ and I guess because she got a laugh out of that now she really thinks that’s what we should call me, so we’ll see how far that goes."

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