Coco Young has already made her mark in the art world and is now making a very successful attempt at conquering the modeling industry. Her first big break was working for Ryan McGinley on several personal and professional fashion projects in 2008. Only a year later she starred on KT Auleta's short film Run Around, sat for painter John Currin, and was shot by both Dana Lauren Goldstein and Richard Kern. Her portrait for John Currin was later featured at the Metropolitan Opera Gallery. She clearly has had a very successful past few years.
The crazy part is Young accomplished this all on her own. She had no major agency, no agent, nothing. Even without an agency she managed to walk in the Marc Jacob's fall 2010 show. She caught this big break because of Michelle Lee, superstar casting director at KCD, who was casting for the show. Lee called her down to the casting and from there it was as easy as one, two, three. She tried on one outfit, walked upstairs to meet Marc, walked several times in front of him, and the next thing she knew she was walking in the show. Now Young is signed with one of the top modeling agencies in the world, Wilhelmina. If you thought she was someone to keep your eye on before, there is no stopping her now with Wilhelmina behind her.