She loves Louboutins (obvi), says she originally wanted to be a whale trainer, and is extra excited about her new position over at “Entertainment Tonight.” So Hondurian-born Rocsi Diaz rocked a photoshoot around New York City in spots that a so NY…all in a bid to say goodbye to the city she lived in for years while hosting “106 & Park.”
You have moved on from BET. How do you feel?
I am very excited because BET was a great chapter in my life and I loved every minute of it, but I am looking forward to the next chapter.
Did you always want a career in entertainment?
No – not at all. Every little girl dreams about being an actress one day or something like that but I was the complete opposite. I wanted to be a whale trainer and swim with them and everything. It wasn’t until college that I became interested in entertainment and radio.
What can people expect from Rocsi in the future?
There are a lot of things going on, I am writing a script. I have the first one done and I am so excited.
What drives you?
My desire to be successful and be able to support my family – and also make a mark in this industry. That is what drives me.
In 10 years, where do you see yourself?
Honestly, I see myself being very successful and I plan on having a family one day while continually working.
What’s on your bucket list?
More traveling, having my own star on the Walk of Fame and winning an Emmy or an Oscar.
To date, what is your favorite on screen moment?
I have a big crush on Lenny Kravitz. On 106 & Park, he gave me a shout out on video for my birthday. I was really touched.
Favorite celebrity interview?
Madonna – there is no need to explain that.
Who are some of your mentors in the industry, or just successful women you look up to?
The number one person I look up to is my mother – she has always been my role model and supporter. As far as women in the industry, there are strong women like Jennifer Lopez, Lauren Whitaker, and Tyra Banks that I admire.
In terms of advice for young women who want a career in entertainment, what can you offer them?
Know what you are getting yourself into, have a thick skin, and be prepared that someone will judge you for being a woman. Make sure you know your craft well and do not let anyone second guess your work.
Is there anyone in the industry you are really close to?
Throughout the years, I have been able to become friends with a lot of people in the industry like Lala Anthony, Gabrielle Union, Tyrese, and Ludacris. They were my friends from my radio days before BET.
Let’s talk about love and relationships. Do you think it is harder to date men in the industry or a regular guy?
Both have advantages and disadvantages. Some people want to date someone in the industry because that person will understand the day-to- day. Sometimes, you might want a regular guy because it will help maintain a certain sense of privacy. To each her own, really.
Do you think it’s hard to date when you’re a celebrity?
I think guys will be intimidated when you are in this industry. So for me it is very hard.
How would you describe your style?
My style is casual chic, I like to pair jeans and t-shirts with amazing heels. If I am attending a special event, I like to keep it very lady-like.
Who’s your favorite shoe designer?
Where are your favorite places to shop?
I shop a lot at Intermix. Shopbop.com is one of my favorite online shopping sites.
Gorgeous looks for her…even that yellow lipstick.