Role Model Coco Rocha Talks Philanthropy

By Fawnia Soo Hoo

Nigel Barker isn't the only multi-tasking philanthropist we have on "The Face." While Coco Rocha smolders on the cover of charity-based Oceana magazine, she talks her humanitarian pursuits in the editorial inside."The magazines primary focus is on the juxtaposition of fashion, charity and leadership," she writes on her Tumblr, Oh So Coco, "So I was happy to talk a lot about my favorite charities and why I support them."

With so much influence involved with being such a fashion and social media superstar, coming across as a strong role model is important to Coco. And she thought Oceana would be the perfect outlet to spread the word.

"One of the unexpected responsibilities that goes along with being a model or public figure is that you find your actions can and will affect lots of younger people who may look up to you," explans Coco. "Its something I’ve tried to take seriously over the years because I feel there is a severe lack of good role models in the media for young people to emulate."

The charities close to her heart include Senhoa, a Cambodian group that rescues victims of human trafficking, LakayPam a charity that supports orphans in earthquake-stricken Haiti and The Model Alliance, to fight for fair and safe working conditions in her own industry. Coco also rallied her friends and  fellow supes—Behati Prinsloo and Iman to model and Nigel to photograph—when she designed a line of jewelry to support Senhoa. Such model inspiration!

Click through to Oh So Coco to read more, plus gape at her stunning editorial photo spread.



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