Models tweet to show they are more than just pretty faces

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Miss Kroes said she’s still trying to strike the right balance in presenting herself as new wife and mother, celebrity and do-gooder. Sometimes, she slips and sends something personal, not thinking about the thousands of people who might be reading her post.

“Sometimes it’s scary,” she said. “I can tweet and 160,000 can see what I’m doing or cooking at home. I forget that because I’m just doing it on my phone, but I’m always trying to reach people in a positive way, so I don’t think it’s a bad thing.”

Miss Rocha is posting more than ever, but she’s vowing to self-censor a little after tweeting last month from the U.S. premiere of “Iron Lady” that she was excited to see Glenn Close. The movie stars Meryl Streep.

“People tweeted back right away: ‘dumb model,’ but it was A LOT of people,” she said. “When I started, models were booked only for their cheekbones. Now I think I get bookings because people will say they respect me, or we stand for the same things, or they think what I have to say is interesting. It’s better to hear that than just, ‘You have gorgeous cheekbone structure.’ “

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