Rose Cora Perry
"I'm not conventionally what anyone would deem, "model material", but that certainly hasn't stopped me from getting in front of a camera!"
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An unconventional beauty with edgy editorial features, Rose Cora Perry, commands attention in front of a camera. Already crowned one of the “72 Hottest Babes in Canada” by UMM Magazine, and “Most Photogenic Model” by Sunburst Canada, Rose’s ravenous locks, jade-coloured eyes, and petite athletic build propose a new ideal of beauty in which it’s not just the blondes having fun.
In addition to being a sought-after Photography Model, Rose Cora Perry is an award-winning Musician and Media Personality.
Bringing audiences of over 500,000 to tears with her emotional sound and sincere performances, Rose has been crowned a well-respected industry pro within Canada’s music scene. In line with her efforts, in 2011, she was invited to attend the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles as a honourary special guest artist.
While most recognized for her contributions to Great White North's indie rock scene, as a classically trained performer with over 20 years on stage, Perry is skilled at singing in any genre and compelling audiences of all ages - a fact that was proved when she landed a starring role as Vivienne Kensington (Elle Wood's adversary) in Simply Theatre's production of "Legally Blonde" and was credited as playing the character with "the right amount of feline fastidiousness and overweening self-possession."
2012 marked the year Rose made the successful transition from print to broadcast journalism as the host of Rogers TV's hot new pilot series, "London's Driven", your inside view to the Forest City's up and coming professional community.
Rose continues to regularly lend her talents toward various non-for-profit and community events acting as an Emcee, including VegFest London, London Defeat Depression and London's Run for Ovarian Cancer.
2016 marks the triumphant return of Perry's musical efforts with the highly anticipated worldwide release of her sophomore solo album, "Onto the Floor" - a narrative set to melody. In conjunction with the album's release, Perry has formed high-energy powerhouse duo, The Truth Untold, featuring the exceptional talent of Tyler Randall on Drums (Blind Mag/Swerve); Perry handles Vocals, Guitar and Songwriting.
Within a mere six months of coming together as a live performance act for Rose Cora Perry's latest release, The Truth Untold has conquered audiences of 25,000+, performed at 15 summer festivals and won over crowds of 20-somethings and babyboomers alike.
Rose Cora Perry has three visions she hopes to achieve as an artist:
1) to inspire
2) to provoke thought
3) to relate
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Rose Cora. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
At my petite height of 5'4, I'm not conventionally what anyone would deem, "model material", but that certainly hasn't stopped me from getting in front of a camera!
Rose Cora, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
To live a life with the hope that my artistic contributions have made the world a better place for others.
Regarding how I got my modelling start? Everything goes back to music. I began performing at a very young age and always enjoyed the "theatrical" elements of performance (i.e., getting dressed up, putting on makeup, styling my hair). As I got into my teenage years and my rock music career began getting underway, I met a lot of photographers through my performances.
As I enjoyed the creative aspects of styling photoshoots for myself and my band members, I thought I'd give photography modelling a go.
My first photoshoots were done by photographers I knew through the music scene. Once I started to establish an online portfolio, I met fellow creative types that were interested in doing "themed" shoots - which is something I've gone on to "specialize" in.
Who is your inspiration in life Rose Cora? How do you keep inspired?
Life, love and of course my fellow artists. Inspiration, in my view, is not something that should ever be "forced". It'll come to you when the time is right.
We all make mistakes Rose Cora; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
During an emotionally vulnerable time of my life, I once reached out to a fellow artist to discuss how we could both benefit each other's careers.
He was a naturally flirtatious fellow (unbeknownst to me at the time), and I misinterpreted an innocent remark he said as an "advance" toward me...and responded accordingly. He was rather cute, BUT that was a pretty big, "oops!" on my end.
For the record, I did apologize later on, but I fear it was too late to take back what had been exchanged.
Rose Cora, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
Prioritization always comes down to two things for me:
1) Timeliness (i.e., what is the most urgent matter/need at hand? In other words, which deadline comes first?)
2) Importance (i.e., which clients will have the most/biggest potential impact on my career?)
Please tell us, Rose Cora, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
As someone who participates in several facets of the artistic world, there have been many weekends throughout which I've had multiple bookings (i.e., concerts + Emceeing events + photoshoots etc.) that I've had to juggle.
While I love being busy and pursuing my passions, it should never be scheduled so that it's potentially detrimental to your health nor psyche. Accordingly, I try my best never to bite off more than I can chew.
It's important to say "yes" to as much as possible, but sometimes you DO need to say, "no".
If I know, for example, that I need to sing in the afternoon the next day, I ensure that I don't have a late evening as to perform at my best, I need to be well-rested.
In such situations, it's important to be strategic. If you can't-do everything, weigh the importance of the opportunities presented to you and choose the ones that will be the most significant, meaningful and in line with your ultimate goals.
Rose Cora, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
As a feisty Leo and the daughter of an Italian businessman, I say humbly that I believe my skills of persuasion are fairly effective ;)
With only a poor quality live demo recording, promo photos and few bragging rights to our name, I managed to get my former band Anti-Hero on the bill for Warped Tour back in 2005.
If you want something badly enough, focus your energies and just go for it. You'll get way more "no"s initially, but persistence combined with politeness, gratitude and humility is a winning combination.
Rose Cora, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I'm extremely grateful for all of the amazing opportunities I've had thus far and can't wait to see what the future holds.
In the words of the famous Frank Sinatra tune, I'd like to believe, "the best is yet to come."
Rose Cora, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
With my new album, "Onto the Floor" I really pushed the boundaries of genre limitations by combining my classical vocal training with a rock'n'roll aesthetic.
It was a four-year undertaking that changed directions a couple of times along the way, but I'm really pleased with the results and am glad I took my time to let it evolve and develop.
Please do check out my Music Video trilogy series for the first three singles, "Away I Go", "Six Feet Under" and "Empty" available at www.youtube.com/rosecoraperry
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Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'm always up for fun themed photoshoots with skilled photographers :)
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Cover Photo: Mystery Man Photography
Photo 1: Erica White
Photo 2: Mystery Man Photography @mysterymanphoto
Photo 3: Samantha Flynn
Photo 4: Andrew Harris
Photo 5: Erica White
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Photo 8: Ben G