Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha has just added “Girl Boss” to her resume. Rocha, 27, has teamed up with her husband, James Conran, to acquire a management and ownership stake in the global modelling agency Nomad Management. In her new role, Rocha will continue to mentor new talent and will be represented by the agency herself.
A strong supporter of models’ rights, Rocha intends to forge a new path for the next generation of talent by championing an agency environment where the “model comes first.”
She broke the news on Instagram, stating that “after 14 years of modelling and having seen what does and doesn’t work I’m thrilled to come together with a group of managers that I’ve personally admired and respected for many years to establish Nomad as the type of agency we feel the industry is missing right now.”
Major news in today’s @WWD!! I’m so proud to announce that not only am I now represented as a model by @NOMADMGMT but I’ve taken a management and ownership stake in the company! In my role at NOMAD I’ll help guide the agency as we adapt to the ever-changing face of fashion and technology and I’ll also be available on a personal level as a mentor for all of our models, something I’ve done unofficially for many years now. As we build our roster of talent I’ll be heavily involved in scouting new talent and thinking outside the box on who a model can be in 2016! After 14 years of modeling and having seen what does and doesn’t work I’m thrilled to come together with a group of managers that I’ve personally admired and respected for many years to establish NOMAD as the type of agency we feel the industry is missing right now. Personal attention, guidance and strategy by managers with real world experience in the global fashion markets will be our hallmark. So excited to begin… #nomadmgmt
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