Model Rosa Acosta recently discussed edging fellow present and former video vixen like Angel Luv, Esther Baxter and Gloria Velez as XXL Magazine‘s top Eye Candy of the past 15 years.
Rather than embrace the accolade, Acosta stressed her dedication to leaving the urban modeling game behind.
The results are in. Last month, XXL asked its readers to vote for the hottest eye candy to be featured in the publication in the past 15 years. The ballot was narrowed down to previous Eye Candy of the Year winners such as Angel Lola Luv, Esther Baxter, Gloria Velez and Buffie the Body. In the end, Dominican beauty Rosa Acosta edged out the competition. She appears in a special spread to celebrate XXL’s 15th anniversary in the September issue. Enjoy it while it lasts, Rosa is presently plotting her exit from the modeling world. “It’s time to transition,” she told XXL editor-at-large, Sean A. Malcolm. “I’m working on a lot of projects that need my full attention, and it’s hard to transition into something else while doing the traveling and the craziness of the schedule, etc.
Last month, the Dominican beauty talked to us about her past high-profile collaborations.
“I don’t think there’s one [shoot] that’s specific. I feel like my collaborations with Supreme, Two in the Shirt and right now with 9Five Eyewear, those things are really cool,” Rosa told us. “For example, with Supreme, after me, Vanessa Veasley, who I recommended for the job, to be a Supreme girl, and then after us, Lady Gaga did it. I’m very hopefully that it’s not just anybody that’s doing this. They’re actually taking this to a whole ‘nother level and for me to be photographed by one of the best [photographers] in the world, Terry Richardson, that’s like one of my favorite memories.
She also said most fans would likely choose her 2009 KING cover as their personal favorite feature.
“As far as magazines, I like all of them. I’m pretty sure that everybody’s favorite is, maybe, KING. I think there was a little something to it because the magazine was already out of business and I kind of brought KING back. [laughs] I really like everything I’ve done, all the music videos, I’ve met great people, I’ve made really great connections. I would say 98 percent of the people I worked with called me back for something else. They recommend me for other projects or if there’s something they want to do, they call me. Everything that I’ve done, has in one way or another, brought something amazing back.
Recently, Acosta discussed the advantages of making a name for herself in the entertainment industry in light of getting ready to quit modeling.
“I don’t quite think about things without doing them. So it hasn’t been in the back of my head without me doing anything. I have been able to profit off of what I do, obviously, the only reason why I’m still doing it is because I profit off of it. I’m not just in modeling because I like it. I really do well for myself. But I’ve been doing things in order to move on. I haven’t had this in the back of my head without no plan. Since the very first day, I was blogging how I’d [make] the transition and what do I want to do and how can I use this and turn it into something else. Forever.