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11 Reasons Why Coco Rocha Is Model of the Year

"The Face" mentor and world-renowned supermodel is named CAFA's Model of the Year.

Feb 6, 2014 | 04:14 PM

We were delighted (but not surprised) when we found out that our very own Coco Rocha was named CAFA’s Model of the Year.

Last weekend in Toronto, Canada, Coco was given the prestigious award at the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards—an event recognizing outstanding achievement and emerging talent in Canadian fashion. Other winners at the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards included twin designers Dean and Dan Caten, creators of the Milan-based label DSquared2, as well as Jeremy Laing and Travis Taddeo. 

Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha - My look of the day as I do press for the #CAFA awards in Toronto. Wearing head to toe Canadian! Dress by #GretaConstantine necklace by #RitaTesolin.

My look of the day as I do press for the #CAFA awards in Toronto. Wearing head to toe Canadian! Dress by #GretaConstantine necklace by #RitaTesolin.

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But, true to form, Coco didn’t waste time in heading to the next major event—she braved the northeast’s hazardous weather just in time to make her first show with BCBG by Max Azria.

Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha - NYC traffic is horrendous today but I made it in time for my first show of NYFW - BCBG by Max Azria. Max was one of the earliest supporters of my career! #bcbglive

NYC traffic is horrendous today but I made it in time for my first show of NYFW - BCBG by Max Azria. Max was one of the earliest supporters of my career! …

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We can’t wait to see more of the action from Coco Rocha’s time at NYFW, but in the meantime, here are the 11 reasons why we love Coco Rocha as the Model of the Year:

 

1. Coco never takes a day off from modeling, even when she’s on vacation. 

 

2. She’s been a true beauty since childhood…

Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha - Having a flight attendant for a mom meant I was often chilling with the pilot on her flights. One time I fell asleep in the cockpit and woke up panicking that I had pressed buttons in my sleep! #tbt #throwbackthursday

Having a flight attendant for a mom meant I was often chilling with the pilot on her flights. One time I fell asleep in the cockpit and woke up panicking that …

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3. …Even during those awkward teenage years.

 

4. Short hair or long hair, this lady can rock any style.

 

5. She’s mastered the “ugly pretty” look.

Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha - I had my #teamcoco girls take Buzzfeed's 'Ugly Face Challange' and we crushed it! From left to right Stephanie Lalanne, Margaux Brooke, Brittany Mason and Marlee Nichols. Double daring #teamnaomi and #teamkarolina to step up to the plate!I

I had my #teamcoco girls take Buzzfeed's 'Ugly Face Challange' and we crushed it! From left to right Stephanie Lalanne, Margaux Brooke, Brittany Mason and Marl…

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6. Actually, she’s mastered every look. The girl can pose!

 

7. She even travels in style.

 

8. She’s adored by designers and photographers alike…

Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha - Last night I was invited as "muse" to one of my favorite photographers, Steven Sebring, to the Estee Lauder #ModernMuse event at the Guggenheim Museum.

Last night I was invited as "muse" to one of my favorite photographers, Steven Sebring, to the Estee Lauder #ModernMuse event at the Guggenheim Museum.

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9. …And hangs out with some pretty glamourous people.

 

10. But Coco can still kick back and enjoy the simple things in life…

Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha - It's freezing cold outside, but warm indoors. Reading The Sartorialist while sporting these comfy socks.  Both were in my COCO X FANCY BOX this month. Are you subscribed? - http://say.ly/CIN7rqx

It's freezing cold outside, but warm indoors. Reading The Sartorialist while sporting these comfy socks. Both were in my COCO X FANCY BOX this month. Are you …

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11. ...And let loose with the ones she loves the most.

Congratulations, Coco!

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