Coco Rocha has long had a no-nudity or partial-nudity policy when it comes to personal photo shoots, and while some may think it is a risky move to create such restrictions, Ms. Rocha has never tried to hide her policy. In fact, she recently made a statement on her website after a magazine went against her wishes.
During an Elle Brazil cover shoot, she wore a sheer dress with a body suit underneath and much to the model’s surprise, the body suit had been Photoshopped to make it look as if she was revealing more than she intended. In regards to the matter, Ms. Rocha said, “This was specifically against my expressed verbal and written direction. I’m extremely disappointed that my wishes and contract were ignored. I strongly believe every model has a right to set rules for how she is portrayed and for me these rules were clearly circumvented.”
Coco Rocha’s status in the modeling industry makes it unlikely that she will suffer any backlash in her opportunities. That being said, a less known model is not likely to be so fortunate. This is something that many up-and-coming models are inclined to consider before taking their dissatisfaction to the masses. If, however, a model like Ms. Rocha does feel strongly enough to throw caution to the wind, simply posting disapproval is not the only recourse available. She could also take legal action against the magazine for breach of contract if she so chooses, but at least for now, it is not clear if she will be taking this path. One thing we do know is Ms. Rocha has strong convictions within the modeling world, thus it should not surprise anyone that she quickly took to her website to express her dismay.