Kaitlyn French aka Coco FR is Making Waves in Fashion & Music

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Kaitlin French, born December 29th, 1995 is a fashion model and influencer originally from Brooklyn currently living in Baltimore. Coming from a tight knit family with 2 sisters and 1 brother,she was quite different. She got teased like many other little kids but being around her fashionista more seasoned sister, she has continuously had a sharp interest in fashion, but never felt certain enough and like many never truly knew where to begin. She always had a closet full of designer clothes and handbags and would continuously play dress up in her closet.

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As she got older she watched America’s Next Top Model, which also inspired her. She didn’t really start modeling until she was 20 and met a photographer from ModelMayhem.com for a photoshoot. After posting those pictures online, her social media presence took off and she had small companies and more photographers messaging to collaborate. She also had the opportunity to participate in Durham Fashion Week thanks to a family friend and clothing designer (Shavonne Brown). Now she only does paid work. Her next step is finding representation. Like any career, becoming a successful model takes a lot of dedication and hard work and Kaitlin is ready for everything that comes.

COVID 19 has been a tragedy for millions, Kaitlin included. She and her fiancé lost their jobs at the very start and for a while it was very hard for them. She still continued to strive and work her hardest at modeling all while going to school (virtually) to become a nurse. “Some Photographers canceled all together but the ones that still chose to shoot followed safety protocols: we wore masks when not shooting, kept our distance and I was only allowed to bring one person.” -Kaitlin.

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She always brought her fiancé, who is very supportive and goes with her to every shoot. Many modeling companies chose to do virtual open calls and many cancelled open calls all together. Modeling from a physical perspective is all about the look and being a black woman with tattoos already makes it hard, but her personality shines bright like a diamond.

“I have a lot planned in my head for this upcoming year but manifesting is only the first step. I got some people flying me out for photoshoots and I hope to find suitable representation to take me to the next level.”-Kaitlin French.

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