I know this last detail because my team played the City Hall squad more than a year ago in an adult league game at Seven Trees Community Center. Rocha was the only reason the game wasn’t more of a blowout. Mayor Chuck Reed’s staffer David Low also hit some nice shots. Councilmember Xavier Campos really needs to work on his game.
If Rocha decides to quit after just one term on the City Council, as he’s considered publicly, he’ll have a lot of career options. He could go into the private sector. He could make a run for State Assembly, as Jim Beall wants. Or, he could go back to male modeling.
Of course, that would mean Rocha stopped modeling, and by the looks of a Wired.com article posted Wednesday, the man has been doing a little double duty.
The main photo for an article detailing the Pentagon’s new contract with a Campbell-based company features Rocha holding a biometric device in front of another man’s face. According to the article, the company, AOptix, inked a $3 million deal with the Department of Defense for “a hardware peripheral and software suite that turns a commercially available smartphone into a device that scans and transmits data from someone’s eyes, face, thumbs and voice.”
Sounds pretty cool. But let’s get back to Rocha.
The council member told San jose Inside that the photo shoot occurred a few weeks ago—most likely Friday, Jan. 18—and it was the first time he took a modeling gig in the past couple years. “The opportunity popped up and took it,” Rocha said. He added that he did it to help make ends meet and took the day off from council work to do the photo shoot. Rocha would not say how much he was paid, but that info will eventually become public when he files a Form 700.
A company spokesperson for AOptix was surprised to learn that a San Jose councilmember is one of the models in the company’s product photos. But, c’mon, we’re talking about Don “effing” Rocha here. It’s practically a celebrity endorsement. And nothing beats Rocha’s Blue Steel.