If there’s one thing Coco Rocha is known for—aside from her wildly successful career and her stunning good looks, of course–it’s for being a very outspoken member of the fashion community. While many models are more than content to hit the runway or the pages of a fashion magazine and do little else, Coco has long been opinionated about important aspects of models’ rights.
So, when we spotted Coco on the red carpet at Ray-Ban’s District 1937 party in New York, where the sunglasses brand launched their new multi-material shades for the summer, we had to pick her brain on how professional women everywhere can grow the confidence and courage to speak their mind like Coco.
“Early on, I just decided that I wanted to stand for something in the industry. I love this industry, if I didn’t, I would not be here; and I wanted to be able to change a few things here or there if I could,” Coco told StyleCaster. “For women who are nervous to speak out or don’t trust that they can do it, honestly it just takes a few tries and you start to realize it’s not that hard. Anyone nowadays can have a voice–you just need Twitter and Instagram. I think women just have to trust they can actually do it.”
Hear, hear! Do it once, do it again, make it a habit, and suddenly it becomes your lifestyle.