Who knew that Don Rocha was related to it-supermodel Coco Rocha?
When the District 9 San Jose City Council candidate stepped in front of the camera a few weeks back, Fly couldn’t help but notice what a natural the longtime political aide was in front of the camera.
Without any pushing or prodding by photographer Felipe Buitrago, the former San Jose Redevelopment Agency official instantly stepped in front of the white screen, put his hands in his pockets, pulled a flattering three-quarters stance and looked intensely into the camera with a Derek Zoolander-esque “Blue Steel” look.
Buitrago commented about what a natural Rocha was, impressed by how confidently the normally shy politician seemed in front of the camera.
Turns out that back in college, Rocha and his chiseled features dabbled in a bit of professional modeling to earn extra cash.
Here’s to hoping that Larry Pegram, Rocha’s equally tanned, polished and blue-eyed run-off competitor, manages to uncover some embarrassing Macy’s catalog work of young Rocha frolicking through fields with puppies in skimpy swimwear.