(Courtesy of DuJour)
Has Coco Rocha
showed up unannounced at your doorstep lately?
No? Well that scenario isn't as unlikely as it sounds — as we just learned, she's a Jehovah's Witness!
The model, who was raised in the faith by her mother and officially baptized four years ago, opened up to DuJour
about balancing her career with her religious beliefs. (Courtesy of DuJour)
"My list [of what I won’t do] compared with any other model’s is insane," Rocha said. "No religious artifacts, no government artifacts. If I’m shooting with a male model, what is he exactly doing with me? What is he wearing? If I’m working with other models, what are they wearing? Are they playing something that I don’t want?”(Courtesy of DuJour)
At this point, designers know
not to push Rocha to pose too provoatively. "In the beginning, the clients would say, ‘This is too much,’ but over time, the ones I liked kept working with me. They’d say, ‘It’s not too much. Coco can still be Coco,'" the model explained (referring to herself in the third person, oddly). "She still gives 100 percent when she’s on a photo shoot.’ It’s just my boobs aren’t out. And I don’t have a cigarette in my hand, and I’m not making out with a guy. And it’s all fine if you want to do that. I don’t judge. My besties do Victoria’s Secret. I just don’t do it."(Courtesy of DuJour)
Oh, and about those door-to-door visits — Coco still does them on weekends. But, as she explains, "The whole purpose is to inform people. Some people think we’re a pushy religion, but if you’re not interested, just say so." Good to know!