10.22.2010

Exciting Projects

I'm thankful for so many things in my career, but the one thing I'm most appreciative of is that I can use my position to try to help others. Over the last year I've had the pleasure to work with and get to know the good people who run Lakay Pam - an organization dedicated to helping children in Haiti meet their most basic needs. Over the next few months I'll have some exciting news to announce with regards to how I'm going to work with them further. Until then, please enjoy this video we made at the last Lakay Pam benefit I was privileged to host:


Another matter I'm passionate about is helping girls deal with body image issues and self esteem. I'm very happy to announce that I've partnered up with Seventeen magazine to join their Body Peace Council. Along with Serena Williams, Amber Riley, Whitney Port and Katherine Schwarzenegger I will be regularly writing for Seventeen magazine on body image and health topics.  To see my first blog for them click HERE and stay tuned for more...

XOXO COCO

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're fantastic! Can't wait to read more articles written by you :)

Margaret said...

well said, miss :) xx

VICKI FOURIE said...

That's wonderful!! We girls need to hear more about the realities of being a model. Keep 'em coming, Coco! You're the best.

VICKI FOURIE said...

Coco, I just read the article on Seventeen's website and your words are incredible. I think every girl needs to read this and realize how true this are...

As Miss Deaf South Africa & 2nd Runner-Up at the Miss Deaf International this year, everywhere I've been going, people think I'm 'perfect' and it's sometimes so hard to prove it otherwise to them.

Keep it up, Coco!

The Rake said...

"We all need to remember that a photo is just what beauty was to one photographer on one day."


Very true. It's hard to find a universal standard of beauty, let alone someone who physically embodies that.

sarah. said...

can't wait to hear more about both projects.
somehow-someday.blogspot.com
x

lady stardust said...

wow! congratulations!! and good luck with your articles in the magazine, you are doing great job!!!

vintage muse said...

Hi Coco, I just read your blog post at Seventeen and am so happy to know that there are girls like you out there keeping it together, maintaining perspective and advocating for health and wellness. I met you on Friday at the Greta Constantine show and the most beautiful thing about you was how humble you were - your kindness to meet me, and take a photo together, and just being a sweet and courteous person. Of course you're gorgeous and looked fantastic with your hair and make up done, but you have such a wonderful personality and that is the thing that makes you the most beautiful. So thanks for being awesome, and helping young women see their true worth!

Amanda said...

You are so inspiring Coco. Thank you for again reminding us that we are all beautiful in our own way and we all have something to offer to the world. Sometimes we get so tied up in the world's image of beauty; thanks for putting things back into perspective.

Monica @ BeautyParler said...

Love what you wrote! Those words are so true but its nice to hear from a model like yourself, hopefully yound girls will now see the truth in it:) Love your work!

Marinka said...

You look great

between peace and happiness said...

inspirational, as always!x

the secret of fashion said...

Great interview, you're an inspiring model Coco! xx

Anna Walker said...

Great Post! :)
It's very true! I can't wait to read more of what you write in the future! I just find it very hard to help/have people find a balance, healthy happy living is a must! And of course, never changing for people is a fantastic key to achieving that!

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Black Crayon said...

This post is so inspirational!
It's good to see celebs making a difference/getting involved in charity and being a model, talking about body confidence is definitely a BIG thing!
Good luck with everything and keep it up!

x

Vane said...

Great job and great post Coco. Congratulations!

Alvin Nguyen said...

Coco, thank you for sharing these thoughts with us and especially to young girls aspiring to be models who are insecure about themselves.

On a side note: James and you looks beautiful together - you guys are so lucky! :)

JMUK said...

ah you're simply amazing :)

Anonymous said...

speachless. that s how I am everytime I see photos with you. very beautiful.:X
Georgina

Kristina said...

I love the photo of you. Coco how long do you dance and irish dance? Thanks

Rebecca said...

sounds like a great experience
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Lisa Petrarca said...

You've obviously discovered that true happiness comes from helping others in need.

So glad to hear that you are so grounded Coco. Many people lose themselves in the power of their fame. You seemed to have found who you are & the difference you can make! You're parents must be so proud of you!

http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2010/10/flaunt-magazine-john-varvatos.html

MizzJ said...

Your post was very real and honest - good job! Maybe you guys should do one of those "untouched" photo shoots to show girls what reality is.

Pearl said...

You have a fantastic blog:) I'm very happy that you operate a blog, because I love you as a model!;]

Pearl said...

you have a fantastic blog:) I'm very happy that you operate a blog, because I love you as a model!;]

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Anonymous said...

Te adoro Coco!!! Sos mi idola (L)

Pachi Sánchez said...

Hi Coco congratulations, this is a great news!
Good luck!
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Anonymous said...

Ah Coco! You look just as fantastic in that photo as you do in high fashion shoots!

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featherhand.com said...

You are beautiful!!

FASHION ICE said...

love that your doing good things! u r gorg
come follow xo

Nadia-Artistry said...

i love ur blog and ability to pose wonderfully=)

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JoeyAna said...

Coco I'm a huge fan of your work and I just discovered your blog I didn't even know you had one!!! It's really amazing that you're involved in all these projects I really admire you for that especially the Body peace Council so many ladies are body conscious me as well. Your article really shed some light on me
looking forward to your next posts!

xoxo
jO
http://www.fashionbyjo.blogspot.com/

Style Souk said...

Coco...

It would be a terrible waste to have a platform such as yours and not use it to inspire, inform and nurture others.

I think that you are just wonderful!

Sarah x

http://stylesouk.wordpress.com

alice said...

can't wait to watch the VS show :)
great blog !!

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Lena said...

Great said. Down to earth, nice, and so important to the girls with all kinds of disorders and no self esteem. Thanks.

Iben said...

wow, you are such a caring person! I love the fact that you are so passionate about helping people. Love Iben

Alice.B said...

so pretty and flawless on the photo ! great blog !

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viktoria said...

simply amazing :) x i'm new face in modeling, and you, Coco are big inspiration for me <3

Le garçon avec les lunettes, said...

so adorable immage!!!