Coco Rocha risked her life for her latest modelling shoot

Modelling isn’t just about sitting pretty — and no one knows that better than Coco Rocha. Throughout her decade-long career, Rocha has walked runways around the world, hosted reality shows, designed clothes, founded a modelling agency, and even written a book on her expertise, titled Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha. So confident in her on-the-job skills that she’s honed, she risked her life all for the sake of a good photograph.

Coco Rocha risked her life for her latest modelling shoot

Coco Rocha risked her life for her latest modelling shoot

Appearing on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Taiwan, Rocha wears a red, black, and silver sequined ensemble against a cityscape background. Simple enough, right? Find a rooftop, pose, click, print. Think again. Rocha shared on Instagram that it took Princess Merida levels of braveness, Spider-Man-like senses, and Philippe Petit’s balancing skills in order to get the shot just right.

Coco Rocha on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Taiwan.

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In the video, Rocha, who’s a mother to 1-year-old Ioni Conran, balances on pink heels on a ledge lots of stories up with no contingency plan if the fickle wind decided to spontaneously change direction. She called the daring pose an #AdvancedModelMove and advised her followers not to try it at home.

Many expressed concern for her safety in the comments. “This makes me very very nervous, you are a mummy, the shooting is amazing but your life is irreplaceble,” Mich Coleman wrote. Many others called the stunt dangerous and crazy and asked why she wasn’t wearing a harness. Floyd Grey wondered why the photographer couldn’t “just step back instead? It’s cropped anyway, but luckily you’re safe.”

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While many got dizzy just watching the short video, a majority of those sounding off were wildly impressed with Rocha and loaded her page with compliments. One shared, “U are brave and daring not to mention u must love FASHION at GREAAAAT Hights!!” Zhou Wen Jeremy said, “Grrrl! This is why I love you! Absolutely professional!” Lynda was impressed with Rocha’s fearlessness and added, “My palms are sweaty just looking at this — love you, Coco!”

And hopefully for many more years to come.

- Lauren Tuck

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