Congrats to Rosa for nabbing the cover of the new issue of Black Lingeie, along with Erica Mena, Charm Killings, Maya Michelle Rew, and Joie Chavis.
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9Five Eyewear couldn’t have made a better choice for their 2012 spokes model than Rosa. Here’s some of the outtakes from their 2012 Lookbook.
XXL: What was the name of your first “urban” video and how that came about?
Rosa Acosta: So I’m going to go with best i ever had by drake.
Ah yes the infamous stretching video. Would you say that’s how you started to get attention?
Hype introduced me to Kanye West and Kanye told me he was a fan of my work and he wanted me to be a part of one of his projects, which happened to be “Best I Ever Had.”
And in terms of “a fan of your work” what was he referring to?
Meaning I was a professional ballet dancer and came from an art background. The stretching video was definitely one of the things that put me out there. I heard the original post got over a million views within a few months.
What year was that original first post on youtube?
What was the reason for doing it? Did you do it on purpose, knowing a video of stretching would gain attention?
I was not really trying to be a model. I never grew up feeling like I was beautiful or my body was anything special. I’m sort of average in DR. I was going to massage therapy school with hopes of one day opening a spa and the owner of a site called flexichicks.net or com contacted me through myspace asking to shoot the stretching videos, stating only people that pay on his site was going to be able to see them. Then he put a teaser on youtube and that’s when all hell broke lose. [laughs]
What was that moment that made you decide that you can be a model?
I used to do a shoot or a music video sometimes as a favor to friends who couldnt find a model. I used to help friends get girls for videos and shoots, so when you look back on your career, you basically started three years ago, what would you say you’ve learned? What you took from the experiences and what do I have learned a lot and truly understood how things really work.
There are only a handful of household names for video vixens. You’re one of them. Does it still feel like a whirlwind or surreal?
It feels good but not quite surreal since I never really dream about it.
You seem pretty grounded when it comes to this and no feeding into your ego or hype. Why do you think this is?
Because I can’t ever forget who I am and where I came from, and all the sandwiches I couldn’t afford [Laughs]. So I can’t do anything but be the same chick that came here with nothing but a chicken under her arm and dreams of retire my mom.
What else are you working on?
I also own an online boutique where I collaborate with up-and-coming designers to offer girls semi-exclusive designs, www.cossamia.com.
What was the last video you’ve done? And what year?
Probably “Come and Fuck With Me” with Omarion, and that was last year.
How important is it to connect with your fans through these social networks? And will you continue on with this even if you make your full transition?
Of course no matter what you do you need your fans. I love to share things with them especially about health and fitness. I like when people tell me I have inspired them.
Any final words for your fans who voted online and anyone else for that matter?
Yes, I want to thank everybody for supporting me! And I wish XXL feliz aniversario!!!
Dominican model/actress Rosa Acosta is known for her amazing body and charming personality. Now as host of Walter Latham’s Comedy After Dark, a new online stand-up show that begins in July, Rosa is learning what it takes to make guys laugh, instead of beg.
Rule #1: Have An Accent
No, I’m not funny. My accent alone is funny. Even when I try to say something serious, people think I’m joking. It’s sounds funny now because of the comedy show, but in real life, it’s something I’m working on. What if I’m trying to fight with my boyfriend, but it sounds like I’m just joking?
Rule #2: Being Latino Doesn’t Hurt
Who’s my favorite comedian on the show? Hmm. I don’t want to make anybody jealous. I love all of them. Some of them I like more. Some of the Spanish comedians have an accent and they make jokes about having a Puerto Rican or Spanish grandma. So I can relate to that. So I’ll probably pick the Latinos. All the Latinos are my favorite.
Rule #3: Bullies Aren’t Funny
Some comedians can only make a joke if they’re making fun of somebody. I don’t think that’s funny. If you want to make fun of yourself? That’s cool. You want to make fun of situations? That’s cool. But actually picking on somebody? I don’t think that’s comedy. Anyone can do that. We all have the potential to be haters and make fun of somebody. And that’s one of things that is different about this show. It’s pure comedy. It wasn’t about picking on people. There was no disrespect. And I love that. Some of the comedians are very spicy. But I’m comfortable with spicy.
Rule #4: Don’t Try
I like funny guys. But the funny guy has to be spontaneous and very natural. Some guys try too hard to make you laugh. I don’t like that. If you’re naturally funny, I’ll take that. I’d rather have a serious guy than a guy who is trying to be funny.