Coco Rocha graces her third cover of Flare magazine, one of Canada’s leading fashion publications.

The Canadian uber model was captured by Chris Nicholls wearing a wearing a Ashley Rowe vest, Joe Fresh skirt, Louis Vuitton necklace and shoes plus a stack of bracelets by Alan Anderson and Erickson Beamon and ME Jewellery.

On the cover she gives a huge smile and then slips into a more fierce, edgy persona for inside the pages of the magazine.

Coco shares her thoughts on airbrushing, body issues and the importance of social media.

On airbrushing: “I’m not against airbrushing. I believe in removing pimples and even dark circles. It’s good to still look beautiful, but I really don’t believe in cutting out my waist and enhancing my legs. That is not necessary. Take me as I am.”

On models and body issues: “When you start out at 13 years old, your body is still a young girl’s. All of a sudden it evolves and no one really explains to you that you’re supposed to get hips and boobs and a nice hourglass figure. To you, that’s just so abnormal that you think something must be wrong.”

On the importance of social media for models: “It [used to be] all about a visual and not the personality… I wanted people to know what I had to say about a subject. Or if something was being said that was inaccurate, I would at least have the chance to correct it on my blog.”

Credit: Chris Nicholls for Flare