Annie Rocq Puts You In A Hard Place
Annie Rocq comes to us courtesy of photographer Photo J, who highly recommended this thicker-than-a-Snicker Georgia peach. This Jamaican beauty, who also has her own music blog, has been featured in Black Men's Magazine, and her resume is slowly but surely growing. In this interview, we talked about her degrees, what she's doing when she's not modeling, and why 50 Cent needs to give her a call.
— Bernadette Giacomazzo (@bgiacomazzo)
What do you do when you're not modeling?
I was technically born a Southern Belle in Dunn, N.C. but was raised up north and call N.Y. my home. I currently reside in Atlanta, GA. I went to Monroe College in New Rochelle, N.Y. and achieved a Bachelor's in Business Administration. I run my own music blog when I'm not modeling. I love music and the artistry of it. Hip Hop and it's culture is the focal point of my blog, especially the world of underground Hip Hop.
What has been your best modeling experience so far?
My best modeling experience is my recent addition to Black Men's Magazine. It was a total surprise that I was accepted and it was definitely a humbling experience. That achievement has helped me to continue my hard work and keep up my work ethic.
What would you say is the biggest misconception about urban models today? What are you doing to combat that stereotype?
Being a woman in a "man's" world is difficult on its own. However, the most common misconceptions are that an urban model doesn't have any morals. Urban models are noticed for being sexually appealing, but that doesn't mean we all have low standards. Some also think we only use our looks to get ahead. But many women are well educated and have high ambitions in life. How I try to avoid falling into the stereotype is by staying focused on my own craft and not getting caught up in the glitz and glamourous lifestyle that the men in this industry tend to promise.
What does a man have to do to win your heart?
To win my heart, you have to be a genuine friend. Someone who I am also very attracted to, yet have that "carefree" feel to be myself around and not feel judged.
Who is your celebrity crush, and why?
I used to be head over heels for 50 Cent when I was in high school. I love his "thug appeal" and story. That was a while ago though. I still love me some 50, but I think my crush has subsided.
What would you like to accomplish, as a model, that you haven't accomplished thus far?
I view modeling as a vehicle that can help me to achieve higher goals such as acting, music, and traveling.
What advice would you give to an aspiring model?
Stick to your guns and move smart. This game is not all glitz and glam. Do it for the love, not the money.