Last year, I covered Coco Rocha’s appearance on the cover of Fashion Magazine, which was notable mostly because of Coco’s interview. I didn’t know much about her, so I was surprised to learn that she is a practicing Jehovah’s Witness who, in her own words, “believes in everything the Bible has to say. I’m a Christian first and a model second.”
Well, Coco is still talking about her faith, probably because she’s promoting The Face, which starts in February on Oxygen – and these photos of Coco are from the NBC Winter Press Tour last week too. In the new issue of Du Jour Magazine, Coco discussed how difficult it is and how solitary she feels being the Jehovah’s Witness around:
Model Coco Rocha talks about the challenges of being a devout Jehovah’s Witness in the new issue of Du Jour.
“There aren’t many Witnesses who are in the public eye. I can’t even name any,” says Rocha. “So, yeah, it’s hard sometimes when you’re here alone. You’re not there with someone who can hold your hand and say we’ll do this together.”
Rocha still goes door to door every few months to spread her faith.
She notes, “Some people think we’re a pushy religion, but if you’re not interested, just say so.”
I can’t remember the last time a Jehovah’s Witness came to my door – it’s been years! I don’t mind them at all, but I live in a super-churchy area. I’m more likely to get Baptist preachers or Mormons knocking on my door, trying to convert me. I swear, I once answered my door half-naked (I was about to get into the shower when I heard the knock) and the Baptist preacher at my door really thought he was going to save my soul, like he had me on the hook or something. What would you do if Coco Rocha came to your door? I would probably invite her in and try to feed her.
Photos courtesy of WENN.