Introducing The Cover Star of HelloBeautiful's The Fashion Issue, Coco Jones
Singing is in her DNA. When Coco wasn’t on stage competing in talent shows, she was acting on Disney Channel’s Let It Shine and was featured on Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing. She continued to follow both passions, singing and acting simultaneously until it landed her a role as Hillary Banks in Peacock’s Bel-Air.
"Keep showing up. There will be many, many, many, many, many times where you’re just not considered because of how you were born. But there will be times where you are way beyond considered — you’re chosen, chosen by God for specific opportunities. Keep showing up until you get to those opportunities. They are few and far, but they are life-changing. And they’re life-changing for the next dark-skinned girl who’s looking at you, thinking if she can do it, so can I."
Writer: Marsha Badger
Marsha B. is an influential and dedicated journalist who started her writing career in 2009. She joined the iOne team back in 2018 as a freelancer, and slowly worked her way up to an editor. She can be found creating insightful thought-provoking content as a fashion and beauty editor for HelloBeautiful. When the lifestyle and beauty blogger is not sampling and reviewing the latest products on the market, Marsha can be found using her platform to promote the importance of self-love and a healthy mindset.
Photographer: Joshua Kissi
Joshua Kissi is a Ghanaian-American director & photographer based in New York City with over 10 years of experience. After co-founding creative agency Street Etiquette, which contains a strong trait for storytelling, branding, and marketing through visuals on the web. He has had the pleasure of working with companies such as Apple, Adidas, GQ and many other brands. Mr. Kissi has recently co-founded TONL - a culturally diverse photo stock which changes the narrative and aesthetic of the stock photography industry. Kissi, became no stranger to the realization that the idea of representation in the digital landscape is still a creative challenge to pursue.
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