COCO’s Stimulus Package
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COCO – the sexy and smart woman that does enough to cover all her assets. She is a television personality, actress, dancer, author, fashion designer, entrepreneur, model of both fitness and fashion, an internet sensation, and loving mother and wife. Her body, beauty, and brains have given her wild success. But she doesn’t keep that success to herself – she shares her poise with the world and embraces the power of confidence to women all over the world. Starting her modeling career at age 18, she has boomed in all industries and makes a classy statement wherever she goes.
Coco began building her empire when in 1998 when she was just 18. Already specializing in swimsuit, fitness, and lingerie modeling, she participated in several swimsuit competitions. At her very first swimsuit competition in Purta Vallarta, Mexico, she won Miss Ujena. In addition to modeling and participating in competitions, she was teaching an aerobics class and attending school for massage therapy. She continued to strengthen her career as a model and began to pose for swimsuit calendars, catalogs, and videos. Her attractiveness and confidence allowed her to gain the attention of the most famous man in magazine history, Hugh Hefner, which she met at a New Year’s Eve party at the Playboy mansion in 1999. She then began to model for Playboy magazine, a big milestone for the upcoming model and rising star. Her connection to Mr. Hefner and Playboy opened several doors of opportunity for her; starring and acting in films such as Desert Rose, Travel News, and Southwest Babe. Her introduction to the film industry ultimately led her to one of the most important meetings of the life – meeting her soulmate.
After a couple years of soloing into the industry, she met the love of her life, actor and rapper Ice T in 2001. They met on a movie set that Ice T was doing a movie for in California. At the time, Coco was to be modeling for a film that they were shooting that day. Ice T’s producer and friend asked Coco to talk to Ice T, as he was having a not-so-great day. When Coco sat with Ice T, their connection was undeniable. The meeting was fate and they fell in love almost instantly. They married in January 2001 through the intense love and passion they felt for one another. The wedding reception was small – only Coco, Ice T, a pianist and minister attended. But she felt that was all they needed, their love was all they needed. Although Coco was young, wild, and still learning her way through the industry, Ice T understood and let her grow and be herself. He showed her a path and let her do as she needed to grow her name, and let her live her life – all while staying by her side faithfully. Coco has said numerous times that Ice T is the love of her life, and the connection they share is indescribable. The couple became a power duo; their brands and success are a result of the support they have always given one another.
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Coco put her modeling career on hold for six years after their marriage to help and support her husband in his busy day to day life. The sacrifice of her modeling career created an even more loving and strong bond between the two; adding stability and strength to the couples’ marriage. While Coco took a break from modeling, she began to grow her internet career. Starting “Coco’s World”, her own website, made her an internet sensation all over the world, receiving millions of hits a month. Her savvy business and entrepreneur skills allowed her career to grow even though she was not modeling at the time.
In September of 2006, began to shoot photos again, relaunching her modeling career in a fresh and sexy way. Coco shot a DVD for her 2007 Exotics Calendar, which made close to one million dollars in revenue. Her DVD gained the attention of millions of fans, promoting her business even more. This then led to Coco securing the cover of Smooth Magazine, which also had enormous affects to not only herself, but the magazine also. Coco was the first Caucasian woman to be featured on the cover of the magazine, making the most sales the magazine had seen to date. Breaking barriers and creating fresh, sexy, and classy content is what Coco stood for – and it was definitely working.
Coco launched her magazine, self-titled “Coco” in 2007, creating headlines as the magazine featured everything Coco – fabulous articles, clothing, etc. In 2008, Coco was showcased in the celebrity centerfold for the March 2008 issue of Playboy magazine. This again gave Coco a chance to grow her pursuits, and she appeared on more television shows throughout the years.
From 2007, Coco began to appear on the television screen more than in past years. In November 2007, she appeared on NBC’s, Law & Order Special Victims Unit (SVU) playing the character “Traci Bell” wife to UFC world champion Forrest Griffen. Previously, she appeared on SVU in 2003 in the episode “Head”. She then later returned to the Special Victims Unit in January 2012 on the episode “Theatre Tricks”. Coco also began to be a guest on several big television talk shows, such as; Good morning America, Jimmy Fallon, Fashion Police, Entertainment Tonight, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Probably one of her most famous appearances was on The Doctors, in which she proved that her derriere is 100% real. Her brilliant attitude and charisma on screen, as well as off screen, led her to pursue even more fabulous business opportunities.
Coco soon after began a new and fabulous plan of action with a team of professionals for her new business venture. In 2009, she launched her new “Licious” apparel. “Licious,” is a clothing brand specifically targeting women with curves, like Coco herself. Upon this new adventure, Coco truly immersed herself in everything fashion and fashion-related. In September of 2010, Coco walked the fashion runway. Walking the Sachika Twins Fall/Winter 2011 collection in New York City Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Coco went viral with her stunning confidence and finesse. The dress that Coco modeled on the runway showcased her famous bottom, which then went to be the most talked about dress of the collection, adding more attention to the Sachika Twins collection. Coco continued to dominate the stands later on in 2010, receiving an Urban Magazine Award for best body of the year.
In 2011, Coco ventured into the literature world, releasing a new fiction novel titled “Angel”, which she published under McMillan. “Angel” is a romantic and very sexy thriller about a paranormal woman that shapeshifts to solve crimes. Coco proved that she has a talent for writing, as with each turn of a page it kept readers enticed and wanting more. She again won the attention of the stands, not by modeling itself, but by being the author to an amazing novel.
As if the world was not already madly in love with Coco, she began to take over reality television. Fans all around the globe got to take a peek inside the lives of Coco and her husband Ice T. Their E! Hit reality TV show, “Ice Loves Coco”, focused on all things Coco; different business ventures, her loving marriage with Ice T, family moments, adventures with friends, and much more. The show was a true success, having had 3 successful seasons with ratings of over 2 million views. After the major win of her reality TV show, Coco went on to do live performance. Coco was cast to play the lead role, Bo-peep, in the Las Vegas show, Peepshow, at Planet Hollywood. She won the hearts and fans as Bo-peep for ten months, and then returned back home to New York City. But she did not stop there. Coco began to executive, produce, and headline her own off Broadway Burlesque/Dance show “Coco & The Vanity Vixens.” The show got incredibly positive and rave reviews.
Not only does Coco promote herself as a powerful woman, she definitely proves it! As an open and public advocate for women empowerment, Coco took on many different projects and began new business ventures from 2014 to 2015. She stated that this was “The Year of the Women.” What was Coco’s mission? To ultimately bring out and showcase the inner goddess in women all across the globe; to bring out the greatness in every woman no matter what circumstances try to stop them. In order to complete her mission, she launched her fitness app “Cocos Workout World” – which is currently still available on iTunes and can be found on all apple products. She then teamed up with the world’s largest adult toy company, California Exotics, to start her new “Coco Licious” pleasure products. This was to help women feel more confident and sexy in the bedroom, which would in turn make them feel more powerful outside the bedroom. With the wild success of both businesses, Coco went on to partner with Rene Rofe to create Cocolicious Lingerie, boxed lingerie for women, keeping with her mantra of being sexy and confident in and out of the bedroom. Her incredible ambition and work ethic created products that empowered women all across the globe.
Because of the success of their reality TV show, and because of the love for the fans, in August 2015 Coco and her family reopened their lives to the world on a new day time talk show “Ice & Coco.” The television show had a three-week test run that aired on FOX Television networks. Despite the only three-week test run, it was quoted as “The Summer’s Best Test.” Totally proving Coco’s savviness in business, as well as proving that her life is truly entertaining and interesting. During this time, Coco, along with her husband Ice T, also made a big announcement. The couple was expecting their very first child, a baby girl to be named Chanel Nicole. Again, this announcement caused a fan frenzy. Excited fans and followers of the famous couple were very excited to hear about this news. To keep fans updated with news about baby Chanel, Coco is working on a blog which documents her experience pre-and post-pregnancy.
Coco is the definition of a sexy and modern housewife and career woman. Not only has she been able to create and maintain dozens of different business ventures, she has also been a loving and supportive wife and mother. Today, Coco has been a part of five wildly successful calendars, she has graced the covers of over 50 magazines, and is also featured in several television shows and other publications. Not only does she use her sexy, savvy skills to empower and brand herself, she shows other women how to do the same. Continuously building new brans that teach women how to be sexy, confident, and powerful. She lives the typical married life, supporting her husband and being a mother to their daughter, but elevates it to a level of modern success. Coco worked hard and branded herself as the sexy entrepreneur, wife, mother, and career woman.