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Modern stars find themselves constantly answering to those who came before them. On the flip side, older stars find themselves steadily reminding fans about the real influencers and innovators of respective industries. The latter doesn’t always go over so well, honestly… and that’s the case with Ice-T’s wife of nearly 16 years, Coco Austin.
She offered fans a mini history of her influence on modern culture. “I helped pave the way for thick girls during the skinny genre,” she wrote.
Loud & Proud
The lengthy Instagram caption was accompanied by a throwback photo “from one of my motorcycle calendars.” The picture showed the former model crouching beside a green motorcycle. Clad in a barely-there swim suit and black patent leather pumps, a young Coco shows off her derrière and long, blonde locks.
“I would like to shed light to almost 21 years of modeling,” the mom-of-one began. “I don’t post much about it & new followers don’t even know I had a career in modeling they just see a wife, mother and someone that was on reality tv but just like every actor, singer, rapper, entertainer I’m proud of what I’ve done.”
The “Kate Moss Days”
Referencing the “Kate Moss days,” also known as “the waif era,” Coco continued educating her fans about what she (and her bodacious body) added to the culture. For reference, she told her fans that her career thrived “before the plastic surgery craze” and “before social media when magazines were popping.”
“Back before KimK, Nicki Minaj.. I mention them because young people see pop culture as the history makers but they need to know it started somewhere before them,” the Ice Loves Coco star added.
Coco didn’t take all the credit for herself, giving a head nod to other bootylicious influencers of her era. The star mentioned actress and singer J.Lo, who “was making waves with the derriere phenomenon,” alongside models Cindy Margolos and Buffie the Body. “And of course I need to give props to Anna Nicole Smith for also seeing this vision,” Coco wrote.
“To have booty it was considered to be fat in the modeling world.But I helped changed the minds of what booty was,” the reality television personality continued. “Today its a normal thing to see all different shapes & sizes, no one even thinks about it anymore.”
“I helped history in someway [sic],” she added.