Coco Rocha Raised $35,000 For Charity In 60 Seconds By Dancing

At Tuesday's benefit for Coalition for The Homeless, Coco Rocha got paid for dancing. But it's not what you think. The supermodel (the event's honorary chair) generously went the extra mile— or the extra 1-2-step— to raise some serious green for the cause, by promising to entertain the crowd with a little dance if donations continued after the live art auction. And, of course, the dough kept flowing from audience members like Richard Gere, Alec Baldwin (who entered into a fierce bidding war over a piece by New York artist, Wade Guyton), Casey Fremont Crowe, Bettina Prentice, Peter Davis, and of course, our own Kristian Laliberte. A mere 60 seconds later, the "Emergency Feeding Fund" was $35,000 more well endowed, and not one to back down on a promise, Coco did a celebratory Irish jig, which, duh, met with resounding applause. And hey, if this modeling thing goes south, Coco's covered—when it comes to fancy feet, the girl's got skillz.
For reference, here's a video of the amazing routine: Coco Rocha's Irish Jig at Art Walk 2011 from Coco Rocha on Vimeo.
Video: Via Oh So Coco
Photo: Patrick McMullan, Courtesy of Prentice Art Communications
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