We had the good fortune of connecting with Rocio Valenzuela and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rocio, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Most important factor I would say would be hard work, consistency, and dedication. Modeling was something I only thought of as a fun hobby when I first started, but the further I dived into it, the more I realize the creativity and artistry that goes into it. After realizing that modeling was the career I wanted, I started practicing my posing and facial expressions determined to become better then I was the day before. Working with different models who were more experienced then I was has definitely helped me improve in the last year.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What I think sets me a part from others is that I have a unique look and style. I like to do things differently then what’s expected. When it comes to photoshoots I would rather get creative and do poses that look strange or facial expressions that aren’t considered beautiful. I feel that those photos always have the best impacts. The same would apply to my art pieces, which I’m planning on showcasing more of on my social media. What I’m most proud of is how far I’ve come in my modeling career. It was a field I didn’t feel was right for me at first, but that quickly changed once I further educated myself. I got to where I am to professionally by working hard and staying consistent. I will admit it hasn’t always been easy, there were moments where I felt like giving up but looking back on where I started to where I am now has been one of my main motivations. I’ve learned that patience is key, it will get hard at times but you mustn’t let that discourage you. I want the world to know that I’m someone who goes with the flow and is always willing to step out of her comfort zone. Someone who’s always willing to try new things and learn from it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well, I would first recommend we eat at The Stand Burger. They have great burgers with the best milkshakes I’ve ever had. Next, if covid never happened, I would take them to first Friday to see all the amazing talent that Arizona has to offer. I would also like them to experience Stardust Pinbar! Before Covid of course. I have so many great memories with good friends just having the greatest time, dancing to good music on they’re light up dance floor and eating Ziggy’s pizza which is right next door. Fun thing about Stardust is to get to it, you have to go through a refrigerator door in Ziggy’s. I would also take them to cobra arcade! Another great spot with good drinks, music and a lot of fun arcade games! I would also have us do a mini photoshoot! We would all dress up in our best outfits and walk around downtown for cool locations to take photos in. I would take them shopping at my favorite stores and eat at restaurants that I haven’t tried as well.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of my family and friends, my mother, my best friend Kim, Jeff, Colleen, & Brenton, they’ve really kept me going even at my lowest. I also wouldn’t be here without the amazing & talent creatives that I’ve had the opportunity to work with. I’m extremely grateful we got to work together on photoshoots and create amazing art.
First photo Photographer: @bodhisaint Stylist: @styled.ky MUA: @lunesartisry Second photo Photographer: @dawnelizabethphoto MUA: @divinemakeup Hairstylist: @carolynrosecina Third Photographer: @jeffottocreative Stylist: @styled.ky MUA: @paolafelipe12 Fourth Photographer: @bodhisaint Fifth Photographer: @jeffottocreative