Swim model Rocky Barnes is a bona fide natural beauty.
I met her a few weeks back in La Jolla when she modeled the newest Free People swim collection. Positive energy radiates from her like sun beams; the California native is everything you’d expect from a beach babe: laid back, cool, and awesomely fit. She seems like the kind of girl you’d want to camp or catch waves with. Recently I had the chance to chat with her about health, music, and more, read on to learn more:
Get the look: Daisy Crop Bikini Top
Get the look: Coral Top
Get the look: She Made Me Daisy One Piece
Where are you from originally?
Manhattan Beach, CA.
I love that town! What do you love most about Southern California?
Endless summer and avocados. I was at the beach in February this year! And I eat avocados everyday.
How did you first get involved in modeling?
I was scouted working for my friends swim company in San Diego.
When you’re not working, your favorite place to chill out is…
The beach, specifically, Windandsea Beach!
What is the greatest piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never take anything personal, and think positive.
You have a very healthy lifestyle — can you share your outlook on health and wellness?
Food is medicine. And drink lots of water! Simple yet effective.
I understand you love to be outdoors and to hike… have you always been so active?
I grew up doing Martial Arts. I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. My practice has evolved into yoga and long hikes. One of my favorite spots to hike is Torrey Pines in La Jolla.
Do you have a morning routine?
Always coffee first, then a surf check with the hubby, and then usually off to LA for work!
What does an ideal evening look like?
An ideal evening for me is a big dinner party with all my friends. I love having people over for sushi and taco night and end up drinking wine around the fire pit!
What is playing on your Spotify right now?
Lots of Frank Ocean at the moment :)
Follow up question coming at ya! Who’s your favorite artist/band?
This is the hardest question! My music is so random. My favorite stuff is whatever makes me dance!
Festival season is quickly approaching — are you planning on going to any music festivals this year?
I will be at Coachella both weekends! And hoping to make it to Austin City Limits!
What advice would you give aspiring models?
Be the best version of yourself. And don’t compare yourself to others.
Being free means…
Being able to chase your dreams! Seize the day!
Get the look: Reed Dress
Get the look: Possi Vibes Skirt
Get the look: She Made Me Crochet Sunsuit
Makeup by Stacey Tan
Hair by Heather Rae Cheszek
+Shop the swim collection here!
Follow fp joanna on Instagram!