Anderson Cooper had models Coco Rocha and Carré Otis as guests on his daytime show Anderson today, and they talked about two of the hot-button topics in modeling right now: size and age. Coco was actually turned down for a job about a year ago for being "too big." She told Cooper that now she's "too small." She also was scouted at age 14 and lived in New York at age 16; she and Otis both agree that models are too young to handle the pressures of the industry. Watch for some interesting commentary--including Cooper asking why the heck magazines feature young, tiny girls when American women come in all sizes. Good question.
Coco Rocha Weighs In On Underaged Models Walking at New York Fashion Week
When I saw Coco Rocha heading backstage at the Jason Wu show, looking quite magnificent in the skinniest of black jeans and a curly shearling black chubby coat, I assumed she was walking in the show. But I was wrong. Yes, she was there to work, but in a different capacity. Rocha's teamed up with New York Magazine to do some interviews, and she also hooked up with Google +. The famously social media-savvy model will be live-streaming shows and events with the platform, including her fitting for Zac Posen, which is the only show she's walking in this season. In addition to embracing social media, she's also embraced some modeling causes--like the newly-launched Model Alliance--so I decided to ask her about the recent CFDA guidelines about underaged models and her experiences as a young model.