At last night’s Jason Wu fete, we asked Coco Rocha to submit to our model questionnaire. She needed some help from her husband, but eventually we covered everything from karaoke and Karlie Kloss to the insanely glamorous one-of-a-kind piece she’s already picked out for the Met Ball. We always knew she was our kinda supermodel.
ELLE: How would your best friend describe you in 5 words?
Coco Rocha: [To her husband, James Conran] How would you describe me in five words? Be serious! [To us] He’s my best friend.
James Conran: Sweet, genuine, funny, goofy and kind.
CR: That is my best friend. So there you go, you’re lucky!
ELLE: Do you have a karaoke song of choice?
CR: I would always go to “La Bamba” because it was not in English and I could make myself a fool and no one would care. If it’s serious, I freak out. He’s good at karaoke! This guy can hold a tune. “Careless Whisper” is his.
ELLE: What song is currently stuck in your head?
CR: What was that song stuck in my head?
JC: That song from the movie Anonymous.
CR: It’s not even really voices. It’s just like violins over and over. And I also have Prince in my head. That cool song. Oh yeah, “Raspberry Beret.” I don’t even know how it goes, I just have one part in my head.
ELLE: Biggest model misconception?
CR: That models are dumb. My career has been almost nine years and I’ve been pretty smart about it. Young ones, like Karlie Kloss, she wants to be a doctor. Others want to be in law, this is just a smart way to segue into that. How awesome is it that we have a platform and then we can move onto something else? I don’t believe people understand that models are pretty smart at what they do. And they always forget that a model is probably the nerdiest and smartest kid in school. Besides me! I was not smart in school.
ELLE: Out of all of the photo-shoots, what’s been your favorite and why?
CR: My favorites are always Steven Meisel. For one, he made my career. And two, he also has such awesome concepts. Not just a white background. There’s always something going on.
ELLE: Who would you want to play you in your biopic?
CR: Hm… I’ve never thought of it… I wanna answer this! (looks to James)
JC: What about Ashley Greene?
CR: Yeah, Ashley Greene. It’s always who people seem to think. We’re like twins.