ROCKY AT THE TOP
Maxim|March - April 2021
Rocky Barnes’s life is picture-perfect, and she has the followers to prove it

What do you get when you com-bine eye-popping beauty with a globetrotting lifestyle, and sprinkle in some martial arts? Impossibly cool influencer, model, and blogger Rocky Barnes.

Everything about her is exquisite and captivating; at once laid back and playfully edgy. Barnes, whose real name is Rachel, is a California native who personifies the sunny, beachy vibe of the Golden State. She’s a fresh-faced brunette with perfectly pouty lips and sun-kissed skin, her athletic figure lithe and elegant.

Not only is she drop-dead gorgeous, but she’s also a martial arts master. “A lot of people would be surprised to know I’m a black belt in Tae Kwon Do,” she laughs, her voice warm and velvety. “It’s my party trick.” It’s a whimsical thought to picture her swinging a roundhouse kick after a breezy photoshoot on the beach.

Her background in such a sport would also explain her flawless physique, strong and toned to perfection. Clearly, Barnes has a magnetic je ne sais quoi about her that has garnered over two million Instagram followers. Her feed (@rocky_barnes), serving as a photo diary of glamorous trips most of us could only dream of going on, is enough to induce a serious case of wanderlust. Her steamy bikini shots aren’t hard on the eyes, either.

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