Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha, who is known for her anti-exploitation campaigns against aspiring models, has become a co-owner and manager of the New York-based agency Nomad Mgmt. WWD says that at the new job, Rocha will share his experience with models and talk about how to properly defend their rights.
The supermodel said that models are constantly faced with "pressure and unhealthy expectations": this is confirmed by a recent study by CNN, the authors of which argue that aspiring models are often underpaid. In 2013, Coco Rocha helped draft the Minor Model Working Conditions Act, which provides for fair pay and obliges employers to provide food during extended filming. Rocha herself began her career at the age of 14 when she was "discovered" by agent Roman Young, now her partner in Nomad Mgmt. In her Instagram, the model wrote that she will perform the functions of not only a manager, but also a mentor - unofficially she has been doing this for many years, but within the agency she will be able to organize systematic work.
One of the main goals of the agency's educational activities is to increase the financial literacy of novice models and explain to them how to pay taxes correctly. “As boring as this topic may seem, it is actually very important in the early stages of a career,” said Rocha. - When I first started working, I did not know anything about accounting. It would be great if someone took it and explained it all to me."